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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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“History of Colchester,” Morant, Philip a learned and indefatigable antiquary and biographer

“Ockley, however, was firmly of opinion, that it could serve nothing at all to his purpose; as appears from a printed letter of his to Mr. (afterwards Dr.) Thirl by, in which are the following words:” Ockley, Simon an eminent Orientalist

“Origeniana,” Origen an illustrious father of the church

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Died: Fabius Maximus, Quintus, Surnamed Verrucosus And Cunctator a noble Roman

Died: Nævius, Cneius of Campania

Born: Polybius an eminent Greek historian

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Born: Plotinus a celebrated Platonic philosopher

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“Characters of Women,” Simonides a Grecian poet

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Died: Pantænus a Christian philosopher

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“De Usura,” Jewel, John a learned prelate

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“Antichita Romane,” Piranesi, John Baptist a very celebrated architect and engraver

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“Supplement,” Patrick, Simon a learned English prelate

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“The Literary Repository, 1765,” Richardson, Samuel a celebrated writer of novels

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“One also hath made a booke of the Spider and the Flie, wherein he dealeth so profoundlie, and beyond all measure of skill, that neither he himselfe that made it, neither anie one that readeth it, can reach unto the meaning thereof.” Heywood, John one of the oldest English dramatic writers

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“On the errors of Surveyors, arising from the variation of the Magnetic-needle,” Molyneux, William, Esq. an excellent mathematician and astronomer

“Europe Sçavante” Moreri, Lewis a French divine (?–1680)

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“In the year 880, being the eighth of his reign, king Alfred founded this city.” Alfred, The Great the youngest son of Æthelwolf king of the West Saxons

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Died: Africanus, Junus a Christian historian

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“L‘Amant rendu Cordelier de l’observance d' Amour;” Martial, D'Auvergne a French poet of the fifteenth century

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Died: Pollux, Julius an ancient Greek grammarian

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Died: Herodian a Greek historian

“Of an Irishman of an extraordinary size, viz. Edward Mallone, nineteen years old, seven feet six inches high,” Plot, Robert eminent for being the first who formed a plan for a natural history of England

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Died: Ammonius, Saccas surnamed Saccas

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“A Catalogue of Electrical Bodies,” Plot, Robert eminent for being the first who formed a plan for a natural history of England

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“Notices et Extraits des manuscrits de la bibliotheque de Paris” Alkmar, Henry a supposed writer

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Died: Crates the most distinguished philosopher of the Cynic sect after Diogenes

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Born: Paulinus an ecclesiastical writer of the fifth century

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“the freezing and thawing of several short speeches which sir John made in the territories of Nova Zembla.” Mandevile, Sir John a celebrated English traveller

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“Philosophical Transactions,” Freind, John a learned English physician

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Died: Cyprian, Thascius Cæcilius a principal father of the Christian church

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Died: Caschiri is the surname of Imam Abul Hassan

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Died: Dionysius bishop of Alexandria

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Born: Anatolius St. born at Alexandria

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Died: Plotinus a celebrated Platonic philosopher

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Born: Constantine usually called the Great

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Died: Longinus, Dlonysius Cassius the author of an admired work “On the Sublime

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Born: Eratosthenes a Greek of Cyrene

“In times of danger it is better that the public purse should be plundered, than the state betrayed to the enemy.” Fabricius, Caius sirnamed Luscinus

280

Born: Euclid the celebrated mathematician

“Synopsis,” Pool, Matthew a learned Nonconformist

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Born: Nemesianus, Aurelius Olympius a Latin poet

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Died: Blase a saint and martyr

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Died: Menedemus a Greek philosopher

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Born: Pachomius, St. a celebrated abbot of Tabenna in Egypt