Events noted in 1784

The event pages are experimental; the OCR errors in the text mean this is incomplete and unreliable but I offer it in the hopes that it will be of some use. Events shown include births and deaths of people with their own entries, and also the publication dates of some of the works cited.

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“The Life of St. Paul the Apostle,” Addington, Stephen a dissenting clergyman

“Supplements to Jcecher’s Dictionary of Literary Men,” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“Arenarius, a treatise on numbering the sand.” Anderson, George a young man of extraordinary talents

“Histoire de S. Fiacre,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph a French historian

“Bibliotheque litteraire du Maine,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph a French historian

Died: Arnaud, Francis a French miscellaneous writer of considerable note

“T. Hemsterhusii et Valckenarii Orationes,” Arnaud, George D' a learned critic (17111740)

“An Analysis of a course of Lectures on the principles of Natural Philosophy, read in the university of Cambridge, by G. A. &c.” Atwood, George an eminent mathematician

“Introduzione alia storia naturale e alia Geografia fisica di Spagna,” Azara, Don Joseph Nicolas D' a Spanish statesman and writer

“Le Manage de Figaro,” Beaumarchais, Peter Augustin Caron De a French dramatic writer of modern celebrity

“Translation of Spailanzani’s dissertations on Natural History,” Beddoes, Thomas a gentleman of Welch extraction

“Notes to a translation of Bergman’s Physical and Chemical Essays,” Beddoes, Thomas a gentleman of Welch extraction

Died: Benezet, Anthony an American philanthropist

Died: Bergius, Bengts brother of the preceding

Died: Bergman, Sir Torbern a celebrated chemist and natural philosopher

“Des avantages que la physique et les arts peuvent retirer des aerostats,” Bertholon, De St. Lazare a French philosopher

Died: Bexon, Gabriel-Leopold-Charles-Ame' a French miscellaneous writer

Died: Bigland, Ralph garter principal king at arms

“Varietes morales et amusantes,” Blanchet, Francis a French abbé of considerable talents and amiable character

“On the German language and literature,” Blankenburg, Christian Frederic De a German writer of some note

“Select Works of the Emperor Julian,” Bleterie, John Philip Rene De La was born at Rennes

“Natural history of foreign Fishes,” Bloch, Mark Eliezer an eminent naturalist

“Theorie du mouvernent elliptujue et de la figure de terre,” Bochart De Saron, John Baptist Gaspard a liberal patron of learning

“Paedobaptism examined, on the principles, concessions, and reasonings of the most learned Psedobaptists,” Booth, Abraham a pious and popular dissenting minister of the Baptist persuasion

Died: Brown, John a Scotch artist

“G-nomici Poetae Graeci,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick a celebrated Greek scholar and critic

“The Thoughts of a Cosmopolite on Air Balloons,” Brunswick-Oels, Frederick Augustus, Duke Of a general of infantry in the Prussian army

Died: Burns, Robert an eminent modern poet of Scotland

“Observations et Jugemens sur plusieurs matieres du droit civil et coutumier,” Calonne, Charles Alexander De an eminent but unfortunate French minister

“Descrizione del terribile Terremoto de' 5. Febraro 1783, che afflisse la Sicilia, distrtisse Messina, e gran parte della Calabria, diretta alle Reale Accademia di Bordeaux, Poesia del Pensante Peloritano,” Castello, Gabriel Lancelot an eminent Italian antiquary

Died: Chapman, John was the son of the rev

“Lectures on the Practice of Medicine,” Cullen, William one of the most eminent physicians of the last century

Died: Cullum, Sir John an accomplished antiquary

“The Letters of Marius, or reflections upon the Peace, the East India Bill, and the present crisis,” Day, Thomas a poetical and miscellaneous writer

Died: Desbois, Francis Alexander Aubert De La Chesnaie a laborious Dictionary maker

“Diary,” Dodington, George Bubb Lord Melcombe

“Thoughts on the Proceedings of Government respecting the Trade of the West India islands with the United States of America,” Edwards, Bryan the very able and accurate historian of the West Indies

Died: Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

“Memoires et observations pour servir de suite aux elemens de chimie,” Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

Died: Francklin, Thomas chaplain in ordinary to his majesty

Died: Frisi, Paul a very eminent philosopher and mathematician

Died: Gentleman, Francis a dramatic and poetical writer of the minor order

“Two Introductory Lectures to his last course of Anatomical Leetures,” Harvey, William an eminent English physician

“Theoria generationis et fructificationis plant arum cryptogamicarum Linnaet,” Hedwig, John a celebrated botanist

Died: Hermann, John professor of botany and the materia medica at Strasburgh

Died: Hone, Nathaniel was born in Dublin in 1767

“Letters from the archdeacon of St. Alban’s in Reply to Dr. Priestley, with an Appendix, containing short strictures on Dr. Priestley’s Letters, by an unknown hand,” Horsley, Samuel a very learned and highly distinguished prelate

“Letters to the archdeacon of St. Alban’s” Horsley, Samuel a very learned and highly distinguished prelate

“Observations on the late Contests in the Royal Society,” Kippis, Andrew an eminent dissenting divine and biographer

Died: Macquer, Joseph brother to the preceding

“Critical Disquisition” Masius, Andrew born in 1516

“an ancient painting on glass, representing the pedigree of the Stewart family.” Masters, Robert a divine and antiquary

“Supplementa ad Lexicon Hebraicum,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Grammatica Syriaca,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Explanation of the Epistle to the Hebrews,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

Died: Morand, John Francis Clement son of the preceding

Died: Morell, Thomas an able classical scholar and editor

“A learned Letter of Ockley’s to Mr. W. Wotton is printed among the” Ockley, Simon an eminent Orientalist

“Critical Disquisitions; containing some remarks, 1. on Masius’s edition of the Book of Joshua, and, 2. on Origen’s celebrated Hexapla,” Owen, Henry a learned English divine

“Simplicity,” Parsons, Philip an English divine

“Telephus,” Pechmeja, John De a man of letters in France

“Gorgias” Plato the most illustrious of the Greek philosophers

Died: Pompignan, John James Le Franc marquis of

Died: Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Shooting, a poem,” Pye, Henry James a late English poet

“Saggi sul ristabilimento clelP antica arte de‘ Greci, e de’ Romani Pittori,” Requeno, Vlncente a learned Spanish Jesuit

Died: Rogers, Charles an antiquary

“Annales sacri,” Sanchez, Peter Anthony a learned Spanish ecclesiastic

“Medical Communications,” Willan, Robert a learned physician

Died: Wynne, Edward a learned barrister and law-writer

“The phendmena of Sounds and Musical Strings,” Young, Matthew the very learned bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduacb

“An Exposition of Christian Doctrine, as taught in the Protestant Churches of the United Brethren, or `Unitas Fratrum.' Written in German by Augustus Gottleib Spangenberg. and translated (with a Preface) by Benjamin La Trobe,” Zinzendorf, Nicholas Lewis count de