Events noted in 1786

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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1786

“Medical Cautions for the consideration of Invalids, those especially who resort to Bath,” Adair, James Makittrick a physician

“Novum Testamentum, ad codicem Vindobonensem Græce expressum: varietatem lectionis addidit Franc. C. Alter.” Alter, Francis Charles a German classical scholar critic

“La Vie de Gregoire Cortez, Benedictine, eveque d'Urbin, et cardinal,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph a French historian

“A Discourse upon the commencement of the Academy,” Barnes, Thomas a learned dissenter

Died: Beckwith, Thomas an ingenious artist and antiquary

“Translation of Scheele’s Chemical Essays,” Beddoes, Thomas a gentleman of Welch extraction

Died: Beguillet, Edmund an advocate of the parliament of Dijon

“Anti-Lucrece en vers Francais,” Berardier De Bataut, Francis Joseph a doctor of the Sorbonne

“Physical and Chemical essays,” Bergman, Sir Torbern a celebrated chemist and natural philosopher

“De l'eau la plus propre a la vegetation,” Bertholon, De St. Lazare a French philosopher

Died: Blackburne, John esq. of Orford

“A supplement to Sulzer’s Universal Theory of the Fine Arts,” Blankenburg, Christian Frederic De a German writer of some note

“The Sign given to Ahaz, a discourse on Isaiah vii. 14, 15, 16, delivered in the church of St. John, Devizes, at the triennial visitation of Shute, lord bishop of Sarum, July 26, 1786 with a proposed emendation of a passage in his dissertation on Daniel,” Blayney, Benjamin an eminent Hebrew critic

Died: Bock, Frederic Samuel professor of divinity and Greek in the university of Konigsberg

“Tolondron. Speeches to John Bowie, about his edition of Don Quixote,” Bowle, John an ingenious scholar

“Sophoclis qua; extant omnia, cum veterum Grammaticorum scholiis,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick a celebrated Greek scholar and critic

“A Discourse on taking the oath, Oct. 2, 1786,” Brunswick-Oels, Frederick Augustus, Duke Of a general of infantry in the Prussian army

“Cautions concerning Cold-bathing, and drinking Mineral-waters,” Buchan, William a medical writer of great popularity

Died: Chais, Charles an eminent protestant divine

Died: Clarke, Edward son to the preceding

“Eair State of the Case between the East India Company and the Owners of Ships now in their service; to which are added, Considerations on Mr. Brough’s Pamphlet, concerning East India Shipping,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Considerations sur l'influence du genie de Vauban dans la balance des forces de Petat,” Darci

“Lettres sur l'astronome pratique,” D'Argonne

Died: Dinouart, Anthony Joseph Toussaint canon of the chapter of St

“Crown Circuit Companion;” Dogherty, Thomas an eminent special pleader and law writer

Died: Edmondson, Joseph Mowbray herald extraordinary

“Poems,” Fordyce, James a dissenting clergyman of considerable eminence

“Collection of Royal and Noble Wills.” Gough, Richard the Camden of the eighteenth century

“Military Antiquities being a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the present Time,” Grose, Francis an eminent English antiquary

“The History of Dover Castle, by the rev. William. Darell,” Grose, Francis an eminent English antiquary

Died: Guettard, John Stephen a French physician and botanist

“Characters of the Kings and Queens of England,” Holt, John a miscellaneous writer of considerable merit (?–1801)

“A new experiment for the prevention of crimes,” Holwell, John Zephaniah a learned English gentleman

“A treatise on the Venereal Disease,” Hunter, John younger brother of Dr

“Observations on certain Parts of the Animal QEconomy,” Hunter, John younger brother of Dr

Died: Jebb, Sir Richard, Bart. son of the preceding

Died: Jones, Griffith who deserves a place in the catalogue of English writers for having first introduced the numerous and popular little books for the amusement and instruction of children

“Memoirs” Ireland, John author of the “Illustrations of Hogarth

“Prolegomena for future Metaphysics, which are to be considered as a science.” Kant, Immanuel a German writer

Died: Keppel, Augustus a celebrated English admiral

“Ancient Scotish Poetry,” Maitland, Sir Richard a cultivator and preserver of Scotch poetry

“Seneca’s Epistles,” Morell, Thomas an able classical scholar and editor

“Schauspiel Director,” Mozart, John Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus an eminent musician

Died: Parsons, James an excellent physician and polite scholar

“Fables Egyptiennes et Greques devoilees,” Pernety, Anthony Joseph was born Feb. 15

“Proposal for founding University Professorships for Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Miscellanies,” Pratt, Samuel Jackson a poet and miscellaneous writer (17491814)

“Armida,” Sarti, Joseph a sweet

“Some Thoughts on Common Sense,” Skelton, Philip . a worthy and learned clergyman of Ireland

“Nova theoria pleuritidis,” Strack, Charles a very skilful German physician and writer

Died: Thompson, Edward a miscellaneous writer of no great fame

“Venantii opera omnia quae extant, post Browerianam editionetn mine recens novis addiiamentis aucta, not. et scholiis illustr. opera Mich-Ange Luchi,” Venantius a Christian poet of the sixth century

“Inquiry into the original State and Formation of the Earth;” Whitehurst, John an ingenious English philosopher