Events noted in 1730

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.

1725 1735


Publication: “Thesaurus Antiquitatum Siciliæ.” by Aa, Peter Vander bookseller (16591733)

Publication: “De Sectarum in medicina noxia instauratione,” by Alberti, Michael physician

Publication: “Philosophia Pollingana,” by Amort, Eusebius a canon regular of the order of St

Publication: “Description des principales pierres gravees du cabinet du due d'Orleans,” by Arnaud, Francis writer

Publication: “Lectionum Grsecarum libriduo, &c.” by Arnaud, George D' critic (17111740)

Publication: “La vera idea della Medicina,” by Arrivabene, Hyppolito a descendant of the same family

Publication: “Vindicise librorum deutero-canonicorum veteris Testamenti,” by Barre, Joseph a canon regular of St

Born: Basire, James engraver

Publication: “Museum Sinicum, in quo Sinicae Linguae et Literaturae ratio explicatur; item grammatica, lexicon, et diatribae Sinicce reperiuntur,” by Bayer, Theophilus Siegfrid was born in 1694

Born: Beausobre, Lewis perhaps of the same family with the preceding

Died: Beckingham, Charles writer

Died: Becquet, Anthony a native of Paris

Publication: “L'Elenia,” by Bergalli, Louisa an Italian poetess

Publication: “Dialogues critiques et philosophiques, par D. Charte-Livry (J.F.Bernard),” by Bernard, John Frederic bookseller

Publication: “the management of Ships;” by Bernoulli, John mathematician

Born: Berry, William artist

Born: Bezout, Stephen mathematician

Publication: “Riposo” by Biscioni, Anthony Maria scholar

Born: Bode, John Joachim Christopher bookseller

Publication: “Bellini de urinis et pulsibus,” by Boerhaave, Herman physician

Publication: “Remarks upon Butler’s 6th chapter of the Analogy of Religion, &c. concerning Necessity,” by Bott, Thomas clergyman

Born: Boyle, Hamilton earl of Cork and Orrery

Died: Boyse, Samuel and whose life affords an excellent moral (?–1749)

Died: Brossard, Sebastian De musician

Born: Bruce, James traveller

Publication: “Theatre des Grecs, contenant des traductions ct analyses des tragedies Grecques, des discours et des remarques concernant la theatre Grec, &c.” by Brumoy, Peter writer

Publication: “Critique desinteressee des journaux litteraires,” by Bruys, Francis born at Serrieres in the Maconnois in 1708

Publication: “Reflexions en forme de lettres adressees au prochain synod qui doit s’assembler a la Haye, sur l'affaire de M. Saurin, et sur celle de M. Maty,” by Bruys, Francis born at Serrieres in the Maconnois in 1708

Born: Burke, Edmund was one of the most distinguished politicians and political writers of the last century

Publication: “Dictionnaire historique, critique, et chronologique de la Bible.” by Calmet, Augustine Benedictine

Publication: “Theatre à l'usage des colleges,” by Cerceau, John Antony Du Jesuit

Born: Chabanon, De writer

Died: Chamillard, Stephen antiquary

Born: Christie, William was born near Montrose in 1730

Born: Cirillo, Dominick nephew to Nicolas Cirillo

Publication: “On Curves of a Double Curvature,” by Clairault, Alexis Claude mathematician

Publication: “Leges Walliae Ecclesiastical,” by Clarke, William antiquary

Born: Clarke, Edward was born at Btixted

Publication: “The Specnlatist,” by Concanen, Matthew writer

Publication: “The Antiquities of Harwich and Dover Court,” by Dale, Samuel antiquary

Publication: “Miscellanea Analytica, de Seriebus & Quadraturis, &c.” by Demoivre, Abraham mathematician

Born: Didot, Francis Ambrose an eminent French printer

Died: Dodart, Denis doctor regent of the faculty of medicine at Paris

Publication: “Pomet’s History of Drugs,” by Dodart, Denis doctor regent of the faculty of medicine at Paris

Born: Doolittle, Thomas an eminent nonconformist

Publication: “A description of the peritoneum, and of that part of the membrana cellularis which lies on its outside,” by Douglas, James physician

Born: Duncombe, John was born 1730

Died: Eccard, John George antiquary

Publication: “Leges Francorum et Hipuariorum,” by Eccard, John George antiquary

Died: Echard, Laurence clergyman

Born: Evans, Evan divine and poet

Died: Evans, John divine (16801730)

Born: Falconer, William poet

Publication: “Of eruptive fevers, measles, and small-pox,” by Fuller, Thomas physician

Publication: “L‘Operation de la Taille par l’appareil lateral corrigee de tous ses defauts,” by Garengeot, Rp.Ne Jamf.S Croissant De surgeon

Born: Gesner or

Publication: “Law of Devises, last Wills, and Revocations,” by Gilbert, Sir Jeffray knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer

Publication: “Alamaniae Scriptores,” by Goldast, Melchior Haiminsfeld writer

Publication: “Les Vies des Saints,” by Goujet, Claude Peter a canon of St

Publication: “Maximes de Balthasar Gracian, avee des Reponsesaux Critiques de L'Homme Universe!,” by Gracian, Baltasar Jesuit

Born: Gronovius, Laurence Theodore was born at Ley den in 1730

Born: Hamilton, Sir William a gentleman of great eminence in the literary and political world

Died: Haym, Nicolas Francis a native of Rome

Born: Hervey, Frederick and fourth earl of Bristol

Publication: “The Siege of Damascus.” by Hoadly, John LL. D. the youngest son of Dr

Born: Horne, George bishop

Born: Hudson, William one of the earliest Linniean botanists in England

Born: Huerta, Vincent Garica De La critic

Died: Hunauld, Francis Joseph anatomist

Born: Jackson, William composer

Died: Janicon, Francis Michael writer

Died: Jarry, Laurence Juillard Du poet

Publication: “Art of Dancing,” by Jenyns, Soame writer

Born: Johnstone, James physician

Publication: “Conspectus Chemiae Theoretico-practicac in forma Tabularum repraesentatus, &c. Tomus prior,” by Juncker, Gottlob John physician

Born: Ingenhouz, John physician

Publication: “Epistola ad Kappium de Soc. Ant. Lond.” by Kortholt, Christian was born in 1709

Publication: “De recta patrum Nicenorum fide Dissertatio,” by Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

Died: Lanzoni, Joseph physician

Publication: “Paralele des differentes manieres de tirer la Pierre hors de la Vessie,” by Le Dran, Henry Francis surgeon

Publication: “Of Charles V.” by Leti, Gregory writer

Born: Mallet, Paul Henry antiquary

Publication: “A treatise on Tropes,” by Marsais, Cæsar Chesneau Du a French grammarian of high reputation

Publication: “Sermons on several occasions” by Marshall, Nathanael preacher

Died: Marsigli, Lewis Ferdinand an Italian

Publication: “An Explication of several difficult Texts of Scripture,” by Martin, James Benedictine

Publication: “Traites geographiques et historiques pour faciliter l‘intelligence de l’Ecriture Sainte, par divers auteurs celebres, M. M. Huet et Le Grand, D. Calmet, &c. &c.” by Martiniere, Anthony-Augustin Bruzen De La a French author of considerable celebrity about the beginning of the last century

Publication: “Histoire des Insectes de PEurope et de PAmerique,” by Merian, Maria Sibylla a lady much and justly ceJebrated for her skill in drawing insects

Born: Moore, John writer

Born: Mores, Edward-Rowe antiquary

Died: Palfin, John surgeon

Died: Parker, Samuel a man of some learning

Born: Pulteney, Richard botanist

Born: Requeno, Vlncente Jesuit

Born: Risco, Manuel a learned Spanish ecclesiastic of the Augustine order

Born: Rive, John Joseph writer

Died: Rosen, Nicholas physician

Born: Sanchez, Thomas Anthony a learned Spaniard

Born: Sarti, Joseph a sweet

Died: Saurin, James preacher

Born: Scott, John poet

Publication: “Lettres sur la Choix des Saignees,” by Senac, John physician

Publication: “A Dissertation on Tea,” by Short, Thomas physician

Publication: “Reflexion politique,” by Silhouette, Stephen De writer

Died: Spener, Philip James divine

Publication: “A fair state of the Controversy between Mr. Woolston: his adversaries containing the substance of what he asserts in his discourses against the literal sense of our blessed Saviour’s miracles; and what Bp. Gibson, Bp. Chandler, Bp. Smalbroke, Bp. Sherlock, Dr. Pearce, Mr. Ray, Mr. Lardner, Mr. Chandler, &c. have advanced against him,” by Stackhouse, Thomas divine

Died: Stanhope, George dean

Publication: “A posthumous work, being a translation from the Greek devotions of Dr, Lancelot Andrews,” by Stanhope, George dean

Died: Sturt, John engraver

Born: Suworrow or

Publication: “History of Harwich” by Taylor, Silas antiquary

Publication: “Autumn,” by Thomson, James poet

Born: Tyrwhitt, Thomas one of the most eminent scholars and critics of the last century

Died: Valincour, John Baptist Du Trousset De writer

Publication: “Pieces fugitives sur I'Eucharistie,” by Varignon, Peter mathematician

Died: Verney, Guichard Joseph Du anatomist

Publication: “The case of the Hes^ sian troops in the pay of Great Britain,” by Walpole, Sir Robert earl of Orford

Publication: “Scripture vindicated, in answer to Christianity as old as the Creation,” by Waterland, Daniel divine

Born: Watson, Robert historian

Publication: “Two discourses; the first concerning the nature of error in doctrines merely speculative, shewing that the belief of such doctrines may be required of us as necessary terms of salvation; wherein also the case of positive institutions is considered: the second, shewing that the doctrine of the Trinity is not merely speculative. In answer to the arguments of Mr. Sykes and Mr. Chubb; with a preface, containing some remarks on the present times, particularly in relation to the Clergy.” by Webster, William divine

Born: Wedgwood, Josiah an ingenious improver of the English pottery manufacture

Publication: “A collection of authentic Records belonging to the Old and New Testament,” by Whiston, William divine (16671752)

Born: Zollikofer, George Joachim divine


Died: Aikman, William painter

Born: Aiton, William botanist

Born: Anquetil-Duperron, Abraham Hyacinth was born at Paris

Died: Astell, Mary a learned and ingenious lady

Died: Astruc, John a very celebrated French physiciaiTj was born in 1684

Publication: “La Confession de Sancy;” by Aubigne, Theodore Agrippa D' a very celebrated French Protestant

Born: Azara, Don Joseph Nicolas D' statesman

Publication: “Memorabilia Hist. Ecclesiasticoe recentioris,” by Bebele, Balthazar divine

Publication: “Le Bombardier Francoise,” by Belidor, Bernard Forest De a member of the academies of sciences of Paris and Berlin

Publication: “Notitia Nov. Test. Grrcc. recte cauteque adornati,” by Bengel, John Albert divine

Publication: “Epistola de Bibliothecis Dresdensibus, turn, publicis turn privatis,” by Beyer, Augustus a German Protestant minister

Publication: “Osservazioni intorno una sezione anatomica,” by Bianchi, John naturalist

Publication: “Parere sopra la cagione della morte della sig. contessa Cornelia Zangari, esposto in una lettera,” by Bianchini, Joseph priest of the oratory of St

Publication: “Disputatio de natura et legibus studii in theologica Thetici,” by Bilfinger, George Bernard philosopher

Publication: “Disputatio de cuku Dei rationali,” by Bilfinger, George Bernard philosopher

Born: Bjoernstahl, James Jonas traveller

Died: Bisse, Thomas divine

Publication: “The accomplished Preacher; or, an essay upon divine eloquence,” by Blackmore, Sir Richard physician

Publication: “Aretaeus de causis signisque morborum,” by Boerhaave, Herman physician

Born: Borgia, Stephen cardinal

Died: Bottoni, Dominic the son of Nicholas Bottom

Publication: “Refutation des Erreurs de Beioit de Spinosa, par M. de Fenelon, archeveque de Cambay, par le Pere Lauri Benedictin, et par M. Le Comte de Bulainvilliers, avec la Vie de Spinosa, ecrite par Jean COerus, minister de l‘Eglise Lutherienne de la Haye, augnsntée de beaucoup de particularites tirees d’une vie manucrite de ce philosophe, fait par un de ses amis,” by Boulainvilliers, Henry De comte de St

Publication: “Bibliotheque choisie de M. Colomies,” by Bourdelot, Peter Bonnet physician

Publication: “A Discourse concerning the Confusion of Languages at Babel, proving it to have been miraculous, from the essential difference between them, contrary to the opinion of M. Le Clerc and others. With an Enquiry into the primitive language before that wonderful event. By the late learned William Wotton, D. D. &c.” by Bowyer, William the most learned English printer of whom we have any account (?–1777)

Died: Boydell, John a liberal patron of the arts

Died: Bradford, Samuel bishop

Died: Brun, John Baptiste Le known also by the name of Desmarettes

Born: Calvert, Frederick Lord Baltimore

Publication: “Sicilian Populorum et Urbium, Regum quoque et Tyrannorum veteres nummi Saracenorum epocham antecedentes,” by Castello, Gabriel Lancelot antiquary

Born: Cavendish, Hon. Henry son of lord Charles Cavendish

Publication: “History of the Inquisition,” by Chandler, Samuel an eminent dissenting minister

Publication: “Memoirs of -Richard Gwinnett and Mrs. Thomas,” by Chudleigh, Lady Mary who had the character of a very philosophic and poetic lady

Publication: “Bibliotheca Scriptorum ad annum 1383,” by Ciaconius, Alphonsus a Spanish author of considerable celebrity

Publication: “Bibliotheque Choisie;” by Colomies, Paul a learned French protestant

Died: Corte, Gotlieb professor of law at Leipsic

Born: Cowper, William poet

Publication: “Opuscula” by Danes, Peter born in 1497

Born: Darwin, Erasmus physician

Died: Davies, John critic

Publication: “A Defence of the Churches right in Leasehold Estates. In answer to a book called ‘An Inquiry into the customary estates and TenantRights of those who hold lands of the Church and other Foundations,’ published under the name of Everard Fleetwood, esq.” by Derham, William divine

Publication: “Recueil de pieces d'histoire et de litterature,” by Desmolets, Peter Nicolas librarian of the house of the oratory in the rue St

Publication: “Thucydides,” by Duker, Charles Andrew an eminent classical editor

Born: Duncan, Adam, Lord Viscount an illustrious naval officer

Born: Dunning, John Lord Ashburton

Born: Evanson, Edward one of the most determined opponents of revealed religion in modern times (?–1805)

Publication: “Exercitationes in duas priores Ciceronis orationes,” by Facciolati, James orator

Publication: “Animadversiones Critics; in I. Litteram Latini Lexici cui titulus Magnum Dictionarium Latino Gallicum,” by Facciolati, James orator

Publication: “A Danish translation of the fourteenth satire of Juvenal,” by Falster, Christian critic (16901752)

Born: Foster, John scholar

Publication: “Several Dissertations, printed in the Memoirs of the Academy of Inscriptions,” by Fourmont, Stephen professor of the Arabic and Chinese languages at Paris

Publication: “Introductio, &c.; or the art of right thinking, assisted and improved by such notions as men of sense and experience have left us in their writings, in order to eradicate error, and plant knowledge,” by Fuller, Thomas physician

Publication: “The Reasonableness of Church and College Fines asserted, and the Rights which Churches and Colleges have in their Estates defended,” by Gally, Henry divine

Died: Gastaud, Francis divine

Died: Geoffroi, Stephen Francis physician

Publication: “Treatise on the doctrine of the Trinity,” by Gill, John divine

Publication: “Museum Florentinum,” by Gorio, Anthony Francis antiquary

Publication: “Madicinae Compendium,” by Gorter, John De physician

Publication: “Reflexions politiques sur les plus grands princes, et particulierement sur Ferdinand le Catholique,” by Gracian, Baltasar Jesuit

Born: Grose, Francis antiquary

Publication: “De initio metropoleos ecclesiasticae Coloniae, &c. disquisitio,” by Hartzheim, Joseph Jesuit

Born: Hinchliffe, John prelate

Publication: “Le monde fou, prefere au monde sage,” by Huber, Mary a voluminous female author

Publication: “Le Systeme des Theologiens anciens et modernes, sur l'etat des Ames separees des corps,” by Huber, Mary a voluminous female author

Publication: “Suite du meme ouvrage, servant de reponse a M. Ruchat,” by Huber, Mary a voluminous female author

Died: Hubner, John a native of Lusatia

Died: Huldrich, John James divine

Died: Jablonski, Theodore and born at Dantzic in 1654

Publication: “An Essay on Moral Obligation, with a view towards settling the controversy concerning moral and positive duties,” by Johnson, Thomas scholar

Born: Julien, Peter an eminent French sculptor

Born: King, John Glen antiquary

Died: Lang, John Michael divine

Publication: “Observations de Chirurgie, auxquelles on a joint plusieurs reflections en faveur des Etudiens,” by Le Dran, Henry Francis surgeon

Publication: “History of the Wars of the Hussites,” by Lenfant, James writer

Publication: “Humfredi Lhwyd, Armigeri, Britannicie Descriptionis Comrnentariolum: necnon de Monfi Insula, & Britannica Arce sive Armamentario Romano Disceptatio Epistolaris. Accedunt^raa Cambro-Britannicae. Accurante Mose Gulielmo, A.M. R. S. Soc.” by Lhuyd, Humphrey antiquary

Publication: “The faithless wife of the librarian Norrelius lived at this time in Rudbeck’s bouse, and by her Linnæus was made so odious to his patroness, that he could no longer stay there.” by Linnæus, Charles afterwards Von Linne'

Publication: “An Abridgement of the Universal History,” by Lisle, Claude De historiographer and censor royal

Publication: “Treatise of the Small-pox,” by Lobb, Theophilus physician

Died: Marck, John De divine

Publication: “The Abridgment of Father Jouvenci'a Mythology,” by Marsais, Cæsar Chesneau Du a French grammarian of high reputation

Publication: “Introduction generate a l'etude des Sciences et des Belles Lettres, en faveur des pefsonnes qui ne savent que le Frangois,” by Martiniere, Anthony-Augustin Bruzen De La a French author of considerable celebrity about the beginning of the last century

Publication: “A letter to him, containing some remarks on it, together with the sketch, or plan, of another answer to TindaPs book,” by Middleton, Conyers divine

Publication: “A Defence of the Letter to Dr. Waterland against the false and frivolous Cavils of the Author of the Reply,” by Middleton, Conyers divine

Publication: “The Highland Fair, ballad opera,” by Mitchell, Joseph was the son of a stone-cutter in North-Britain

Publication: “Account of Jersey,” by Morant, Philip antiquary

Publication: “Bibliotheque de Richelet.” by Moreri, Lewis divine (?–1680)

Publication: “Tentamina Experinientorurn naturalium, in academia del Cimento, ex Ital. in Lat. conversa,” by Musschenbroeck, Peter De mathematician

Publication: “Britannia Depicta, &c.” by Ogilby, John a very industrious adventurer in literary speculations

Publication: “Court tales, or a History of the Amours of the present Nobility,” by Oldmixon, John ridiculed in the Taller by the name of Mr

Publication: “New Memoirs of the Restoration of King Charles the Second (which may be considered also as an Appendix to secretary Thurloe’s Papers), containing the copies of Two Hundred and Forty-six Original Letters and Papers, all written annis 1658, 1659, and 1660 (none of them ever yet printed). The whole communicated by William Cowper, esq, Clerk of the Parliament.” by Peck, Francis antiquary

Born: Pegge, Samuel was born in 1731

Publication: “Mem. de Literature et de l'Histoire,” by Peiresc, Nicolas Claude Fabri De a very learned Frenchman

Publication: “The Theory of working Ships,” by Pitot, Henry mathematician

Born: Pompei, Jerome poet

Born: Porteus, Beilby prelate

Publication: “Assembly’s Larger Catechism,” by Ridgley, Thomas an eminent dissenter

Born: Rochefort, William De writer

Publication: “A Survey of the Roman Stations in England,” by Salmon, Nathaniel antiquary

Publication: “Modern History, or Present State of all Nations,” by Salmon, Nathaniel antiquary

Publication: “A Portable Laboratory,” by Shaw, Peter physician

Publication: “Essays on Artificial Philosophy,” by Shaw, Peter physician

Died: Snape, Andrew divine

Publication: “Experimenta et observationes Chemicae et Physicoe,” by Stahl, George Ernest a very eminent German chemist

Publication: “Grubstreet verses, Bowman,” by Trapp, Joseph divine

Publication: “Specimen” by Tull, Jethro a gentleman of an ancient family in Yorkshire

Publication: “De Cahiers de Matheraatiques, ou Elemens de iVlathematiques,” by Varignon, Peter mathematician

Publication: “Waddingi Lucse Annales Minorum, seu historia trium ordinum a S. Francisco institutorurn, editio secunda, studio Jos. Mar. Fonseca,” by Wadding, Luke an eminent Irish Roman catholic

Died: Ward, Edward poet

Publication: “Collectanea Curiosa,” by Wren, Matthew was born Aug. 20 (?–1672)


Born: Armstrong, John physician

Died: Atterbury, Lewis was born at Caldecot

Born: Bardin, John painter

Publication: “A Discourse of natural and revealed Religion, and the relation they bear to each other,” by Barrington, John Shute first lord viscount Harrington (16781734)

Born: Beaumarchais, Peter Augustin Caron De writer

Died: Berger, John Henry De lawyer

Died: Bertheau, Charles divine

Publication: “Chronicon Gottwicense, pars prima et secunda,” by Bessel, Godfrey De a learned abbé of the convent of Benedictines of Gottvvich

Born: Betti, Zachary poet

Publication: “Bernardi Monetae (La Monnoye) epistola hactenus ineditae ad Michaelem Maittarium,” by Beyer, Augustus a German Protestant minister

Publication: “Notae breves in Spinosae methodum. explicandi scripturas,” by Bilfinger, George Bernard philosopher

Publication: “De mysteriis Christianae fidei generatim spectatis sermo,” by Bilfinger, George Bernard philosopher

Publication: “Abelard to Philotas.” by Birch, Thomas writer

Born: Bitaube', Paul Jeremiah poet

Died: Boston, Thomas divine

Died: Boyle, John earl of Cork and Orrery

Publication: “A general history of the World, &c.” by Brett, Thomas, Ll. D. divine

Born: Burnaby, Andrew archdeacon of Leicester and vicar of Greenwich

Publication: “History of his own Time;” by Burnet, Thomas bishop

Died: Buxtorf, John nephew of the second Buxtorf

Died: Calamy, Edmund divine

Born: Caldwell, Andrew a literary gentleman of Ireland

Died: Camusat, Francis Dennis was born at Besanon

Born: Cappe, Newcome a dissenting minister of the Socinian persuasion

Publication: “Hanging and Marriage.” by Carey, Henry composer

Born: Carver, Jonathan another unfortunate author in our own country

Publication: “Voyage” by Chapelle, Claude Emanuel Lullier poet

Died: Chirac, Peter physician

Publication: “The Life of Cecil, Lord Burleigh,” by Collins, Arthur antiquary

Publication: “Elementa universae matheseos,” by Cramer, Gabriel mathematician

Born: Cumberland, Richard writer

Publication: “Revelation examined with candour,” by Delany, Patkick a clergymnn of Ireland

Publication: “Articlesof inquiry for a parochial Visitation,” by Denne, John antiquary

Publication: “The Muse in Livery; or, The Footman’s Miscellany,” by Dodsley, Robert poet

Born: Dodson, Michael an English barrister

Died: Elliger, Ottomar was born at Hamburgh

Born: Eximeno, Anthony a Spanish ex-jesuit

Born: Fabroni, Angelo scholar

Died: Feuillee, Louis a Franciscan friar

Born: Fevre, John Baptist Le of Villebrune

Publication: “Delia Bolla d‘oro de’ Fanciulli nobili Romani,” by Ficoroni, Francis a famous Roman medallist

Born: Fougeroux De Bondaroy, Augustus Dennis a learned Frenchman

Died: Fowler, Edward prelate

Born: Gærtner, Joseph botanist

Born: Garthshore, Maxwell physician

Died: Godefroi, John director of the chambre des comptes at Lisle

Publication: “Le Politique Dom. Ferdinand le Catholique,” by Gracian, Baltasar Jesuit

Died: Grancolas, John a Parisian

Publication: “Reflections historical and politic,” by Granville, George viscount Lansdowne

Publication: “A Letter to the author of the Reflections,” by Granville, George viscount Lansdowne

Born: Hasted, Edward historian

Died: Horsley, John author of a very learned and excellent work

Publication: “Racines Hebraiques,” by Houbigant, Charles Francis a pious and learned translator of the Hebrew Scriptures

Died: Huber, Zacharias son of the former

Born: Hulme, Nathaniel physician

Born: Jars, Gabriel a French mineralogist (?–1769)

Died: King, John rector of Chelsea

Publication: “An Essay on the Origin of Evil, by Dr. William King, late lord archbishop of Dublin: translated from the Latin, with Notes, and a Dissertation concerning the Principle and Criterion of Virtue, and the Origin of the Passions. The second edition. Corrected and enlarged from the author’s manuscripts. To which are added, two Sermons by the same author the former concerning Divine Prescience the latter on the Fall of Man.” by King, Da. William archbishop

Publication: “Historical Account of the Heathen Gods.” by King, Dn. William writer

Born: Lalande, Joseph Jerome Francis astronomer

Born: Lanzi, Lewis antiquary

Died: Lowth, William divine

Publication: “La Ceremonia,” by Maffei, Francis Scipio writer

Publication: “Verona Illustrata,” by Maffei, Francis Scipio writer

Publication: “Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher,” by Mandeville, Bernard De an author of temporary celebrity in the last century for his writings

Publication: “Cymbalum mundi,” by Marchand, Prosper an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted (16781756)

Born: Maskelyne, Nzvil astronomer

Died: Mencke, John Burcard was born at Leipsic

Born: Miller, Thomas bookseller

Publication: “Medical Essays and Observations by a Society at Edinburgh,” by Monro, Alexander, M. D. anatomist

Publication: “Poems on Divine Subjects; original and translated from the Latin of Marcus Hieronymus Vida, with large annotations, more particularly concerning the being and attributes of God,” by Morell, Thomas scholar

Born: Necker, James statesman

Died: Netscher, Theodore his son

Born: North, Frederic, Second Earl Of Guilford more familiarly known as Lord North

Publication: “The Scarborough Miscellany,” by Oldys, William bibliographer

Publication: “A Dialogue between a member of the church of England and a Protestant Dissenter, concerning a repeal of the Test Act,” by Perceval, John fifth baronet of the family

Publication: “Lettres contenant des Reflexions sur les Decouvertes faites sur les Yeux,” by Petit, Francis Pourfour Du physician

Publication: “A Dissertation on the Eclipse mentioned by Phlegon; or, an Enquiry, whether that Eclipse had any relation to the Darkness which happened at our Saviour’s Passion,” by Phlegon sirnamed Trallianus

Publication: “Histoire de M. Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwell,” by Prevot D' Exiles, Antony Francis was born at Hesdin (16971763)

Born: Rittenhouse, David mathematician

Born: Ryland, William Wynne engraver

Born: Sabatier, Raphael - Bienvenu surgeon

Born: Sandby, Paul artist

Publication: “Nouvelles classes des Maladies,” by Sauvages, Francis Boissier De the inventor of modern nosology

Died: Stephens, Robert, Esq. antiquary

Born: Stevens, William a very worthy

Born: Thomas, Antony, Leonard a member of the French academy

Born: Thurlow, Edward Lord Thurlow

Publication: “Le Parnasse Francois,” by Titon, Verard the projector of a French Parnassus

Publication: “Anacreon translated into Elegiacs,” by Trapp, Joseph divine

Publication: “Histoire metallique des dix-sept Provinces de Pays-Bas,” by Van Effen, Justus a man of letters

Born: Walker, John author of some valuable and popular works on the English language

Born: Washington, George commander in chief of the armies

Publication: “Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Samuel Clarke;” by Whiston, William divine (16671752)

Publication: “Elementa Matheseos Universse,” by Wolfe, Christian baron of the Roman empire


Publication: “Sicilia sacra, disquisitionibus et notitiis illustrata,” by Amico, Vito-Maria a nobleman of Catania in Sicily

Publication: “A Dialogue on Devotion,” by Amory, Thomas a dissenting minister of considerable note

Publication: “Catalog! tres monachorum, episcoporum reformatorum, et virorum sanctitate illustrium e congregatione Casinensi,” by Armellini, Mariano Benedictine

Publication: “Taste, an epistle to a young critic,” by Armstrong, John physician

Publication: “Aurelius Victor,” by Arntzenius, John philologist

Died: Aubert, Peter lawyer

Died: Audiffret, John Baptist a French geographer

Publication: “Reflections on the 12th query, contained in a paper, entitled Reasons offered against pushing for the repeal of the corporation and test-acts, and on the animadversions on the answer to it,” by Barrington, John Shute first lord viscount Harrington (16781734)

Publication: “Memoirs of Frederick-Henry, prince of Orange,” by Beausobre, Isaac divine

Publication: “Tabulae Augustae, sive Imperatorum Romanorum, Augustorum, Csesarum, Tyrannorum, et illustrium virorum a Cn. Pompeio Magno ad Heraclium Aug. series chronologica. Ex historicis, nummis, et mannoribus collegit Beaupreius Bell, A.M. Cantabrigian, typis academicis 1734,” by Bell, Beaupre antiquary

Publication: “Le Commedie di Terenzio tradotto in versi sciolti,” by Bergalli, Louisa an Italian poetess

Publication: “A vindication of the Theory of Vision” by Berkeley, George prelate

Born: Berkeley, George, Ll.D. Prebendary Of Canterbury by Anne

Publication: “Superstitions anciennes et modernes,” by Bernard, John Frederic bookseller

Publication: “Reflections morales, satyriques et comiques,” by Bernard, John Frederic bookseller

Publication: “A defence of some passages in the Historical Account.” by Berriman, William divine

Publication: “De pœnis parvulorum qui sine baptismate decedunt,” by Bessel, Godfrey De a learned abbé of the convent of Benedictines of Gottvvich

Publication: “Collana degli storici Greci,” by Biancolini, John Baptist Joseph was born at Verona

Publication: “Pisonis de cognoscendis et curandis morbis,” by Boerhaave, Herman physician

Publication: “Prosper Alpinus de presagienda vita et morte,” by Boerhaave, Herman physician

Born: Borda, John Charles mathematician

Publication: “Explications de quelques marbres antiques,” by Bouhier, John president a mortier of the parliament of Dijon

Died: Brown, James scholar

Publication: “Observations sur le manuel des Accouchments,” by Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt physician

Publication: “Practical Arithmetic,” by Champion, Joseph a celebrated English penman

Publication: “GeorgiL Cheynsei Tractatus de Infirmorum Sanitate tuenda, Vitaque producenda, libro ejusdern argument! Anglice edito longe auctior et limatior; huic accessit de natura fibrse ej usque laxae sive resolutae morbis tractatus mine primum editus.” by Cheyne, George physician

Born: Colman, George an eminent dramatic author and manager

Died: Cooke, Thomas poet

Died: Coustou, Nicholas sculptor in ordinary to the French king

Born: Cullum, Sir John antiquary

Born: Darci

Died: Dennis, John poet

Died: Dippel, John Conrad an author famous for his extravagancies

Died: Duguet, James Joseph a learned priest of the oratory

Died: Dunton, John bookseller

Died: Ettmuller, Michael Ernest physician

Died: Felibien, John Francis succeeded his father in all his places

Publication: “Articles des Pacte Conventa, dresses et conclus entre les etats de Pologne et le roi Frederic-Auguste,” by Formey, John Henry Samuel writer

Publication: “Utilitas rei nummariae, et Appendiculse ad numos coloniarum per Cl. Vaillantium editse,” by Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

Publication: “A Treatise on Opinion,” by Gendre, Gilbert Charles Le marquis of St

Died: Gendre, Louis Le historian

Born: Gilpin, Sawrey artist

Died: Grierson, Constantly a very extraordinary woman

Publication: “Histoire des empires et des republiques,” by Guyon, Marie-Claude historian

Publication: “Hemastaticks,” by Hales, Stephen philosopher

Born: Hallifax, Samuel prelate

Publication: “Prologue” by Hammond, James well remembered as a man esteemed and caressed by the elegant and great

Born: Haydn, Joseph composer

Publication: “Indices tres locupletissimi in Cyrilli opera,” by Hearne, Thomas antiquary

Publication: “Oratio de Antiquitatibus Romanis per Africam repertis,” by Hebenstreit, John Ernest physician

Died: Hermann, James mathematician

Died: Hoet, Gerard painter

Publication: “La Bibliotheque des Predicateurs,” by Houdry, Vincent Jesuit

Publication: “The Ancient Rites and Monuments of the church of Durham,” by Hunter, Christopher antiquary

Born: Jackson, Joseph an ingenious letter-founder

Born: Kenyon, Lloyd, Lord lord chief justice of the King’s Bench

Publication: “Histoire des De*couvertes des Portugais dans le Nouveau Monde,” by Lafitau, Joseph Francis writer

Publication: “A general Analysis, or Method of resolving Problems,” by Lagny, Thomas Fantet De mathematician

Died: Lambert, Anne Therese, Marchioness De an ingenious French lady

Publication: “De recta Christianorum in eo quod mysterium divinse Trinitatis adtinet sententia libri sex,” by Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

Publication: “A new essay on Muscular Motion, founded on Experiments, &c.” by Langrish, Browne physician

Publication: “Letter on the Logos.” by Lardner, Nathaniel clergyman

Born: Lloyd, Robert poet

Died: Longuerue, Lewis Dufour De son of Peter Dufour

Publication: “The Argument from prophecy, in proof that Jesus is the Messiah, vindicated, in some considerations on the prophecies cf the Old Testament, as the grounds and reasons of the Christian religion.” by Lowman, Moses clergyman

Born: Macaulay, Catherine the name of her second husband

Publication: “Traiie physique et historique de l'Aurore Boreale,” by Mairan, John James D'Ortous De philosopher

Publication: “Appendix” by Maittaire, Michael an eminent classical editor

Publication: “The Present State of the Republic of Letters,” by Maittaire, Michael an eminent classical editor

Died: Mandeville, Bernard De an author of temporary celebrity in the last century for his writings

Died: Molyneux, Thomas The preceding William Molyneux had also a brother

Publication: “Observations on the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John,” by Newton, Sir Isaac the most splendid genius that has yet adorned human nature (16431727)

Publication: “Epitre a Clio,” by Nivelle De La Chaussee, Peter Claude writer

Died: North, Roger and sixth son of Dudley lord North

Publication: “The Accomplished Senator,” by Oldisworth, William queen

Died: Orsi, John Joseph poet

Publication: “Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux, & de Man on Lescaut,” by Prevot D' Exiles, Antony Francis was born at Hesdin (16971763)

Publication: “Pour & Contre,” by Prevot D' Exiles, Antony Francis was born at Hesdin (16971763)

Publication: “The first volume of a translation ofThuanus,” by Prevot D' Exiles, Antony Francis was born at Hesdin (16971763)

Born: Priestley, Joseph divine (17331804)

Born: Ramsay, James justly celebrated for his philanthropy

Publication: “The Usefulness and Necessity of Revelation; in four Sermons preached at St. Olave’s Southwark,” by Richardson, William divine

Publication: “Literary History of France.” by Rivet De La Grange, Anthony but descended from a catholic branch

Publication: “The Lives of the English Bishops from the Restoration to the Revolution, fit to be opposed to the Aspersions of some late Writers of Secret History,” by Salmon, Nathaniel antiquary

Publication: “Natural History of the Mineral Waters of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Derbyshire,” by Short, Thomas physician

Died: Stock, Christian scholar

Publication: “Historia Insectorum generalis; adjicitur dilucidatio, qua specialia cujusvis ordinis exempla figuris accuratissime, tarn naturali magnitudine, quam ope microscopii aucta, illustrantur,” by Swammerdam, John anatomist

Died: Tindal, Dr. Matthew writer

Publication: “A Copy of the Will of Dr. Matthew Tindal, with an account of what passed concerning the same between Mrs. Lucy Price, Eustace Budgell, esq. and Mr. Nicholas Tindal,” by Tindal, Nicholas was born in 1687

Publication: “An Essay on Horse-hoeing Husbandry,” by Tull, Jethro a gentleman of an ancient family in Yorkshire

Born: Wedderbuhn, Alexander earl of Rosslyn

Publication: “State Dunces,” by Whitehead, Paul poet

Born: Wieland, Christopher Martin writer (?–1813)


Born: Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

Publication: “Philosophical Dissertations.” by Ahlwardt, Peter professor of logic and metaphysics at GreifewaJd

Publication: “De Clypeo Carnilli antique,” by Ainsworth, Robert an eminent Grammarian and lexicographer (?–1743)

Died: Angelis, Peter painter

Died: Arbuckle, James, A.M. was born in Glasgow

Died: Arbuthnot, Dr. John physician

Publication: “Continuatio catalogi, &c.” by Armellini, Mariano Benedictine

Born: Arntzenius, John Henry son of John Arntzenius

Died: Babin, Francis a native of Angers

Died: Barret, George painter

Born: Barthes De Marmorions, Paul Joseph physician

Publication: “Historia Osrhoena et Edessena ex nummis illustrata, in qua Edessae urbis, Osrhoeni regni, Abgarorum regum, &c. fata explicantur,” by Bayer, Theophilus Siegfrid was born in 1694

Publication: “Histoire critique de Mauicheisme,” by Beausobre, Isaac divine

Publication: “De imaginario quodam miraculo in gravi oculorum rnorbo, &c.” by Behrens, Conrad Bertold physician

Publication: “Manifesto sopra alcune accuse contenute in uno certo parere del signor P. P. Lupi,” by Benevoli, Anthony surgeon

Publication: “Giustificatione delle replicati accuse del signor P.P. Lupi,” by Benevoli, Anthony surgeon

Publication: “Novum Test. Grace, cum introdnctione in Crisin N. T. Apparatu Critico, et Epilogo,” by Bengel, John Albert divine

Publication: “New organization of the University of Mentz,” by Benzel De Sternau, Anselm Francis De a privy counsellor of the electorate of Meritz

Publication: “Icon nova ventriculorum cerebri,” by Bergen, Charles Augustus De anatomist

Publication: “Geometry no friend to Infidelity,” by Berkeley, George prelate

Publication: “Histoire critique des Journaux, par Camusat,” by Bernard, John Frederic bookseller

Died: Bernier, Nicholas composer

Born: Besplas, Joseph Mary Anne Gros De doctor of the Sorbonne

Publication: “Memoriae historico-criticae librorum rariorum,” by Beyer, Augustus a German Protestant minister

Died: Bluteau, Dom Raphael a Theatine

Born: Booth, Abraham a pious and popular dissenting minister of the Baptist persuasion

Publication: “Present state of the Republic of Letters” by Booth, Henry earl of Warrington

Born: Borde, John Benjamin De La writer

Died: Boullongne, Bon De was born at Paris in 1649

Publication: “Historia Vitae Adolphorum Occonum,” by Brucker, John James the learned author of the “History of Philosophy

Publication: “Reflections historical and political.” by Burnet, Thomas bishop

Publication: “Remarks and Defence upon Whiston’s Theory,” by Burnet, Dr. Thomas writer

Born: Calonne, Charles Alexander De an eminent but unfortunate French minister

Publication: “Socius ejectus.” by Chappelow, Leonard scholar

Born: Chastellux, Francis John, Marquis De a marshal in the French army

Publication: “Traite des Eaux Minerales, Baines et Douches de Vichi,” by Chomel, James Francis physician

Publication: “Hesiod.” by Cooke, Thomas poet

Publication: “Examen du Pyrronisme ancienne et moderne,” by Crousaz, John Peter De mathematician

Born: Dionis Du Sejour, Achilles Peter one of the first French astronomers of the last century

Publication: “Onzieme et douzieme volumes de l‘Hist. d’Angleterre par Rapin,” by Durand, David preacher

Born: Eyre, James lord chief justice of the court of common pleas

Publication: “Mulierum Grxcarum Frag.” by Falconia, Proba a Roman poetess

Publication: “De' Tali ed altro Strumeriti lusori degli antichi Romani,” by Ficoroni, Francis a famous Roman medallist

Died: Floyer, Sir John physician

Publication: “Diplomatum Belgicorum novu collectio,” by Foppens, John Francis historian

Publication: “The Law of Uses and Trusts,” by Gilbert, Sir Jeffray knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer

Publication: “The Law and Practice of Ejectments,” by Gilbert, Sir Jeffray knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer

Publication: “Reports of Cases in Equity and Exchequer,” by Gilbert, Sir Jeffray knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer

Publication: “Four discourses on the four last things, viz. Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell,” by Greene, Thomas prelate

Publication: “Thesaurus Morellian us: familiarum Romanarum numismata,” by Havercamp, Sigebert a classical editor of considerable fame

Died: Heritier, Marie Jeanne L' de Villandon

Died: Hunter, Robert, Esq. author of the celebrated “Letter on Enthusiasm

Publication: “A letter to Mr. Chandler, in vindication of a passage in the bishop of London’s second Pastoral Letter,” by Johnson, Thomas scholar

Publication: “Remarks upon Spenser’s Poems,” by Jortin, Dr. John divine

Publication: “Present State of the Republic of Letters,” by Jortin, Dr. John divine

Died: Lagny, Thomas Fantet De mathematician

Died: Littleton, Edward divine and poet

Publication: “Rational method of curing Fevers, deduced from the structure of the human body,” by Lobb, Theophilus physician

Born: Long, Edward author of a valuable History of Jamaica

Born: Macfarlane, Robert writer

Born: Maclaurin, John, Lord Dreghorn was born at Edinburgh in December 1734

Born: Mercer, James a major in the army

Born: Mercier, Bartholomew bibliographer

Born: Mickle, William Julius poet

Publication: “Alphabet de la Fee Gracieuse,” by Mirabaud, John Baptist a learned man

Publication: “On the Causes of the Grandeur and Declension of the Romans,” by Montesquieu, Charles De Secondat, Baron Of writer

Died: More, James, Esq. was the son of Arthur More

Publication: “The Rival Modes” by More, James, Esq. was the son of Arthur More

Publication: “De JEre gravi,” by Morel, Andrew antiquary

Publication: “Elementa Physicsc,” by Musschenbroeck, Peter De mathematician

Publication: “Memoirs of the Academy of Sciences” by Musschenbroeck, Peter De mathematician

Born: Mutis, Joseph Celestine physician

Born: Mylne, Robert architect

Died: Oldisworth, William queen

Publication: “Histoire des Revolutions d' Espagne,” by Orleans, Peter Joseph D' historian

Publication: “Publius Syrus,” by Oudin, Francis Jesuit

Died: Pourchot, Edmund an eminent French professor of philosophy

Publication: “Memoires et Instructions pour servir a justifier Pinnocence de messire Franc.ois-Auguste de Thou,” by Puy, Peter Du historian

Publication: “History of Insects,” by Reaumur, Rene' Anthony Farchault, Sieur De naturalist

Publication: “Godwin de Prassulibus.” by Richardson, William divine

Died: Ridgley, Thomas an eminent dissenter

Born: Romney, George artist

Born: Rozier, Francis writer

Publication: “The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, translated into English immediately from the original Arabic; with explanatory notes taken from the most approved commentators. To which is prefixed, a preliminary Discourse,” by Sale, George a learned Englishman

Born: Sharp, Granville eminent as a Christian

Died: Sulzer, John George a very eminent German

Publication: “Opera Philosophica et Mineralia,” by Swedenborg, Emanuel a Swedish enthusiast

Died: Terrasson, Matthew an eminent advocate to the parliament of Paris

Died: Tillemans, Peter painter

Publication: “Thesis de prsestantia et usu Plantarum in medicina.” by Tozzetti, John Targioni botanist

Publication: “Four last Things,” by Trapp, Joseph divine

Died: Trembley, Abraham naturalist

Publication: “De vasis linguee salivalibus,” by Trew, Christopher James naturalist

Born: Twining, Thomas divine

Died: Uffembach, Zachary Conrade D' a very learned German

Died: Vaissette, Joseph historian

Died: Villars, Louis Hector, Duke Of marshal of France

Publication: “The Memoirs of M. de Villars” by Villars, Louis Hector, Duke Of marshal of France

Publication: “Commentary on the Pandects,” by Voetius, Gisbert divine

Born: Wales, William astronomer

Born: Waring, Edward Lucasian professor of mathematics in the university of Cambridge

Died: Wild, Henry a tailor

Died: Williams, Charles Hanbury statesman

Died: Wodrow, Robert historian

Publication: “De Clypeo Camilli antique,” by Woodward, John philosopher

Born: Wright, Joseph commonly called Wright of Derby (?–1797)

Born: Wynne, Edward writer