Events noted in 1808

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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1808

Died: Bencivenni, Joseph an Italian writer

Died: Brand, John rector of St

Died: Cabanis, Peter John George a French physician of considerable eminence

Died: Caldwell, Andrew a literary gentleman of Ireland

“Rev. John Newton” Cecil, Richard a late clergyman of the church of England

Died: Chantreau, Peter Nicholas an ingenious French writer

“Eloge,” Corneille, Peter one of the most celebrated French poets

“Melange de Litterature,” Corneille, Peter one of the most celebrated French poets

Died: Cousin, James Antony Joseph an excellent French geometrician

Died: Farmer, Richard a learned critic and distinguished scholar

Died: Hawes, William an English physician

Died: Home, John a clergyman of the church of Scotland

Died: Hull, Thomas a late dramatic and miscellaneous writer

Died: Hutchins, John a topographical historian

Died: Ireland, John author of the “Illustrations of Hogarth

“Dissertations on the Vases commonly called Etruscan.” Lanzi, Lewis an able Italian antiquary

Died: Merry, Robert an English poet of considerable merit

Died: Nasmith, James a learned divine and antiquary

“Paganism and Christianity compared,” Orpheus the most celebrated of all the Greeks in the fabulous ages

“The Contrast, a Poem, including Comparative Views of Britain, Spain, and France,” Pratt, Samuel Jackson a poet and miscellaneous writer (17491814)

“A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Landaff in June 1805,” Watson, Richard a late eminent and learned prelate

“Communica r tion to the Board of Agriculture, on Planting and Waste Lands,” Watson, Richard a late eminent and learned prelate

Died: Whitaker, John a learned English divine

“Memoir of the Life and Writings of sir Philip Sidney,” Zouch, Thomas a learned divine

“Memoir of the Life of John Sudbury, D. D. Dean of Durham,” Zouch, Thomas a learned divine