Events noted in 1740

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.

1735 1745


Died: Aquino, Charles De writer

Died: Argentre, Charles Duplessis D' bishop

Died: Aubriet, Claude painter

Born: Bacon, John an eminent English sculptor

Born: Bagot, Lewis prelate

Died: Baratier, John Philip scholar

“Disquisitio historico-chronologica de successione antiquissima episcoporum Romanorum, cum quatuor dissertationibus,” Baratier, John Philip scholar

Born: Baron, Richard a dissenting minister

“Divine Legation,” Bate, Julius divine

“Etica philosophica,” Baumgarten, Alexander Theophilus philosopher

“Prefatory discourse,” Benson, William critic

“A Letter to a fellow of a college; beingthe sequel of a Letter to a young gentleman of Oxford,” Bentham, Edward canon of Christ-church

Born: Berenger, John Peter writer

“Dissertations melees sur divers sujets importans et curieux,” Bernard, John Frederic an industrious and learned bookseller of Amsterdam

Born: Abingdon, Willoughby Bertie earl of

“Viridiciae canonicarum Scripturarum vulgatse Latinoe editionis,” Bianchini, Joseph priest of the oratory of St

“A course of Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer,” Bisse, Thomas divine

Died: Blondel, Laurence who was born at Paris in 1671

Born: Boccherini, Lewis composer

“Introductio in praxin clinicam,” Boerhaave, Herman physician

Born: Boswell, James the friend and biographer of Dr

Died: Bray, Sir Reginald was second son of sir Richard Bray

Died: Brereton, Jane an English poetess

“Memoirs of the bashaw duke de Rippercla,” Campbell, John an eminent historical

Died: Carte, Samuel divine

“The History of the Revolutions of Portugal, from the foundation of that kingdom to the year 1567, with letters of sir Robert Southwell, during his embassy there, to the duke of Ormonde; giving a particular account of the deposing don Alphonso, and placing don Pedro on the throne,” Carte, Thomas historian

Born: Chelsum, James divine

“The English Malady: or, a treatise of Nervous diseases of all kinds; as Spleen, Vapours, Lowness of Spirits, Hypochondriacal and Hysterical distempers, &c.” Cheyne, George physician

Died: Chicoyneau, Aime Francis born at Montpellier in 1702

“Life of Edward the Black Prince,” Collins, Arthur antiquary

Born: Corilla, Maria Maddelana Fernandez a late celebrated improvisatrice

Died: Daubenton, Louis John Maria naturalist

Died: Daubuz, Charles divine

“An historical account of the life and rei^n of David king of Israel.” Delany, Patkick a clergymnn of Ireland

Born: Downman, Hugh physician

“Academica, sive de judicio erga verum, in ipsis primis fontibus, opera P. Valentiae Zafrensis, editio jiova emendatior,” Durand, David a very eloquent French protcstant preacher at the Savoy in London

“Ruins of Rome,” Dyer, John poet

Born: Earle, William Benson a very munificent benefactor

“The Journal of his Mission,” Egede, Hans an enterprising Danish missionary

“Piombi antichi,” Ficoroni, Francis a famous Roman medallist

Died: Fielding, Henry writer

“Remarques historiques sur les medaille* et monnoies,” Formey, John Henry Samuel writer

“Journal de Berlin,” Formey, John Henry Samuel writer

Died: Frederic Ii. surnamed the Great

Died: Gagnier, John an eminent orientalist

“Physical Astronomy,” Gamaches, Stephen Simon writer

Born: Gaucher, Charles Stephen engraver

“Lettre a M. Berger de Charancy, Eveque de Montpellier,” Gaultier, John Baptist was born about 1685

“Histoire des Amazones ancienneset modernes,” Guyon, Marie-Claude historian

“Index to Dr. Edvards’s Preservative against Socinianism,” Hearne, Thomas antiquary

Born: Hele, Thomas by birth an Englishman

Died: Hughes, Jabez was the younger brother of Mr

Died: Jago, Richard poet

Died: Jervas, Charles painter

Born: Kauffman, Mary Angelica artist

Born: Levi, David a learned Jew

Died: Linnæus, Charles afterwards Von Linne'

“Moral Philosopher.” Lowman, Moses clergyman

“Parallele des Romains et des Franc.ais,” Mably, Gabriel Bonnot, Abbe' De writer

“Monumenta Typographica,” Mallinkrott, Bernard dean

“Oeuvres de Brantome,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

“Chef-d‘oeuvre d’un inconnu,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

Died: Marchmont, Hugh Hume, Campbell, Third Earl Of a nobleman of great learning and accomplishments

“Memoirs of the Academy of Paris,” Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

“Essays Medical and Philosophical,” Martine, George physician

Died: Milles, Jeremiah antiquary

“Considerations sur la Commerce et la Navigation de la Grande Bretagne,” Montesquieu, Charles De Secondat, Baron Of writer

Born: Nasmith, James antiquary

“Four letters on Ecclesiastical Discipline,” Necker, Charles Frederick professor of civil law at Geneva

“Newtoni Genesis Curvarum per Umbras,” Newton, Sir Isaac the most splendid genius that has yet adorned human nature (16431727)

“Memoirs of the Academy of Sciences” Nollet, John Anthony a French abbe

“Table astronomiques,” Parcieux mathematician

“Histoire des Celtes,” Pelloutier, Simon writer

Died: Pepusch, John Christopher one of the greatest theoretic musicians of modern times

Born: Percival, Thomas physician

Died: Piper, Francis Le painter

“Monumenta inedita Rerum Germanicarum,” Pontanus, John Isaac historiographer to his Danish majesty

“Coutume d'Orleans,” Pothier, Robert Joseph son of a counsellor to the presidial of Orleans (16991772)

“Moallakat” Reiske, John James scholar

“The Negotiation of Sir Thomas Roe, in his Embassy to the Ottoman Porte, from 1621 to 1628 inclusive,” Richardson, Samuel writer

“Dissertations on Duels, and the Orders of Knighthood,” Roques, Peter clergyman

Born: Sanchez, Peter Anthony a learned Spanish ecclesiastic

Born: Saussure, Horace Benedict De naturalist

“Colomesiana,” Scaliger, Joseph Justus and heir to his talents and temper

Born: Schmidt, Christopher a learned German

Born: Sheepshanks, William clergyman

Born: Smellie, William naturalist

“The principles and connexion bf Natural and Revealed Religion distinctly considered,” Sykes, Arthur Ashley divine

Born: Throsby, John writer

Died: Tickell, Richard writer

Born: Toplady, Augustus Montague a strenuous champion for the Calvinism of the church of England

“The Theological Works of Dr. Pocock,” Twells, Leonard divine

Born: Tyson, Michael artist

“Anatomical Dissertations” Valsalva, Antony Maria physician

Died: Venn, Henry divine

Died: Walton, George a gallant naval officer

“An experimental inquiry on some parts of the animal structure,” Wintringham, Clifton physician

Born: Wodhull, Michael the first translator into English verse of all the tragedies and fragments of Euripides which are extant

“Monumenta typographies,” Wolfe, John Christopher scholar

Died: Wyndham, Sir William statesman


Died: Achards, Eleazar-Francis De La Baume De was born at Avignon

Born: Adam, Alexander writer

“Orthopedic; ou l'art de prevenir et de corriger, dans les enfants, les Difformites du corps,” Andry, Nicholas surnamed Bois-Regard

“Histoire de premieres expeditions de Charlemagne pendant sa jeunesse et avant son regne,” Angilbert, St. abbot of Centula

Died: Arnall, William writer

“De Gneca Latini sermonis origine,” Arntzenius, Otho was born in 1703

Born: Bahrdt, Charles Frederick one of those German writers who have of late years disgraced the profession of religion and philosophy

Died: Banier, Anthony licentiate in laws

Born: Barry, James artist

“An essay towards explaining the third chapter of Genesis, in answer to Mr. Warburton,” Bate, Julius divine

“An Enquiry into the nature of the human Soul, wherein its immateriality is evinced from the principles of reason and philosophy;” Baxter, Andrew philosopher

“Observations sur les Plantes,” Bazin, N. physician

“Scripture Chronology, demonstrated by astronomical calculations, in eight books,” Bedford, Arthur clergyman

“The doctrine of Justification by Faith stated according to the articles of the church of England. Contained in nine questions and answers,” Bedford, Arthur clergyman

“Ad disciplinam Mechanicam, Nauticam, et Geographicam Acroasis critica et historica,” Belgrado, James mathematician

Born: Benyowsky, Count Mauritius Augustus De an adventurer of very dubious

“Methodus cranii ossa dissuendi, et machinse hunc in finem constructs, delineatio,” Bergen, Charles Augustus De anatomist

Died: Beyer, Augustus a German Protestant minister

“De‘ gran duchi di Toscana della real casa de’ Medici,” Bianchini, Joseph Maria scholar

“Acta scholastica,” Bidermann, John Theophilus writer

“Account of Milton,” Birch, Thomas writer

Died: Blackbourne, John divine

“De precavenda polyporum generatione.” Boehmer, Justin Henning lawyer

“Visitation sermon” Bolton, Robert dean

“Exposition de la Doctrine Chretienne par demandes et par reponses,” Bougeant, William Hyacinth historian

Died: Bretonneau, Francis born at Tours in 1660

Born: Brunswick-Oels, Frederick Augustus, Duke Of a general of infantry in the Prussian army

“L'Histoire de Thamas Kouli-Kan, sophi de Perse,” Cerceau, John Antony Du Jesuit

Born: Chamfort, Sebastian Roche Nicolas writer

Born: Chantreau, Peter Nicholas writer

“Elements of Geometry,” Clairault, Alexis Claude mathematician

Born: Desrochers, Andier Stephen John engraver

“The Blind Beggar of Bethnal-green,” Dodsley, Robert poet

“Visitation Sermon on the desireableness of the Christian Faith, published at the request of bishop Sherlock,” Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

Born: Dundas, Henry Lord Viscount Melville

Born: Farr, Samuel physician

“La Belle Wolfienne,” Formey, John Henry Samuel writer

“Memoires pour servir a Tbistoire de Pologae,” Formey, John Henry Samuel writer

“Christianity, Tidings of Joy,” Gambold, John bishop

Died: Gibert, Balthasar scholar

Died: Granet, Francis deacon of the church of Aix

“The Philosopher;” Hagedorn, Frederic poet

“Dissertation on the Chronology of the Septuagint,” Hayes, Charles esq. a very singular person

Born: Herder, John Gottfried philosopher (?–1803)

“Commentatio de Medulla Spinali, speciatim de Nervis ab ea provenientibus,” Huber, John James anatomist

Born: Hunter, Henry writer

Died: Jablonski, Daniel-Ernest divine

Born: Lavater, John Caspar the celebrated physiognomist

“Traité historique et pratique sur le chant ecciesiastique,” Lebeuf, John antiquary

“Of Queen Elizabeth,” Leti, Gregory writer

Born: Linnæus the oldest

“Observations sur l'Electrical,” Louis, Anthony an eminent French surgeon

“Dissertation sur les forces motrices des corps,” Mairan, John James D'Ortous De philosopher

“Lettre a Madame du Chatelet, sur ia question des forces vives,” Mairan, John James D'Ortous De philosopher

“Apophthegmata,” Maittaire, Michael an eminent classical editor

Died: Marcello, Benedetto a nobleman celebrated for musical knowledge

Born: Masson, Francis botanist

“La vita di Pietro Aretino,” Mazzuchelli, John Maria a nobleman of Brescia

“De rebus mancipi et nee mancipi.” Meerman, Gerard lawyer

“De Antiquitate Punctorum Vocalium.” Michaelis, John David critic

“Elements of Hebrew accentuation,” Michaelis, John David critic

“Public Register,” Mordaunt, Charles earl of Peterborough

“Historia Tartarorum ecclesiastica,” Mosheim, John Lawrence divine (16951755)

“Memoirs of his Travels” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight

“Letters, familiar, historical, political, and critical,” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight

“Memoires concernant le Portugal,” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight

“Infallabilitas act. Rom. Pont.” Orsi, Francis Joseph Augustine cardinal

Born: Pallas, Peter Simon naturalist

“A mechanical and critical Enquiry into the nature of Hermaphrodites,” Parsons, James physician

Born: Pechmeja, John De a man of letters in France

Born: Perouse, John Francis Galaupde La an able but unfortunate navigator

Died: Petit, Francis Pourfour Du physician

Died: Polignac, Melchior De cardinal

“Dictionary of Cases of Conscience” Pontas, John a celebrated casuist

Died: Porée, Charles Jesuit

“An Account of Tumours which soften the Bones,” Pott, Percival an English surgeon of the highest eminence (17131788)

Died: Rollin, Charles writer

Died: Scott, David was born near Haddington

“Miscellanies,” Silhouette, Stephen De writer

“Traite* mathematique sur le bonheur,” Silhouette, Stephen De writer

“Epitres morales, Lettres phiiosophiques, et Traits mathematiques,” Silhouette, Stephen De writer

“Moral contemplations of the works of Nature” Sulzer, John George a very eminent German

Died: Synge, Edward archbishop

Born: Trimmer, Sarah a very ingenious lady

“Epistola ad virum eruditum Conyers Middleton, c.” Tunstall, James divine

“Defence of Leibnitz’s philosophy against M. de Crousaz,” Vattel, Emer De, an eminent publicist

“A general and complete Abridgment of Law and Equity,” Viner, Charles an eminent benefactor to the study of law

Died: Weston, Stephen bishop (?–1742)

“Gentleman’s Diary” Witchell, George mathematician

Born: Withering, William botanist


“Reflexions on the Augsburgh Confession,” Ahlwardt, Peter professor of logic and metaphysics at GreifewaJd

Died: Amhurst, Nicholas writer

Died: Andry, Nicholas surnamed Bois-Regard

“Ragioni della Sede apostolica sopra il Ducato di Parma e Piacenza esposte a‘ sovrani e principi Catholici dell’ Europa,” Antonelli, Nicholas Maria count of Pergola

“Bibliothecae Mediceo-Laurentianse et Palatinoe codicum manuscr. Orientalium catalogus,” Assemani, Stephen Evodius archbishop

“Dissertatio de Calculorum seu Latrunculorum ludo,” Averani, Joseph was born at Florence the 19th of March 1662

Born: Baker, William a learned printer

Died: Beattie, James philosopher

“Ad disciplinam Hydrostaticam Acroasis historica et critica,” Belgrado, James mathematician

Died: Benedictus, Peter a celebrated Maronite

“Gnomon Nov. Test, in quo ex nativa verborum vi simplicitas, profunditas, concinnitas sensuum ccelestium indicatur,” Bengel, John Albert divine

“Dissertatio posthuma de tribus generibus instrumentorum musicse veterum orgatiicse,” Bianchini, Francis philosopher

“Elementa physices,” Bilfinger, George Bernard philosopher

“Our Saviour’s divine sermon on the mount, explained and the pi-actice of it recommended in divers sermons and discourses,” Blair, James, M. A. was born and bred in Scotland

“Chylificationis historia,” Bordeu, Theophilus De was born Feb. 22

Born: Born, Ignatius Baron

“Dissertation sur le grand pontifical des empereurs Remains,” Bouhier, John president a mortier of the parliament of Dijon

Died: Bourguet, Louis who was born at Nimes in 1678

“Traite des petrifactions,” Bourguet, Louis who was born at Nimes in 1678

“Miscellaneous Tracts.” Bowyer, William the most learned English printer of whom we have any account

Died: Bremond, Francis De a member of the French academy of sciences

“Historia Critica Philosophiae,” Brucker, John James the learned author of the “History of Philosophy

“Dissertations surPincertitude des signesde lamort, et Tabus des enterremens et embaumemens precipites,” Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt physician

Born: Byrne, William engraver

Born: Cadell, Thomas an eminent bookseller

“Concise history of Spanish America,” Campbell, John an eminent historical

“A full Answer to the Letter from a bystander,” Carte, Thomas historian

“A short and plain Catechism, being an explanation of the Creed, Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer, by way of question and answer,” Chandler, Samuel an eminent dissenting minister

Died: Clarke, Dr. Alured divine

“The Church discipline respecting the fast of Lent,” Concina, Daniel divine

Died: Crawford, William was born at Kelso

Born: Dombey, Joseph botanist

Died: Dorigny, Lewis painter

Died: Dunlop, Alexander, A. M. was brother to the above

“Templum Libertatis,” Ellis, John writer

Born: Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

Died: Falle, Philip a learned man

“A Literary History of Aquileia, in Latin,” Fontanini, Juste archbishop

Died: Fontenay, Peter Claude Jesuit

“Commissaire pour les extraits,” Garengeot, Rp.Ne Jamf.S Croissant De an eminent French surgeon

“Bibliotheca Cardinalis Imperialis,” Goodal, Walter antiquary

Died: Gotti, Vincent Lewis cardinal

“De vita et studiis, &c.” Gotti, Vincent Lewis cardinal

Died: Grandlus, Gumo mathematician

“A Sj’stem of Morality,” Gravesande, William James philosopher

Died: Gray, Thomas poet

“Epistolae ab Ecclesiie Helvetica; reformatoribus vel ad eos scriptae,” Grey, Lady Jane was an illustrious personage of the blood royal of England by both parents: her grandmother on her father’s side

“Sage;” Hagedorn, Frederic poet

Died: Hammond, James well remembered as a man esteemed and caressed by the elegant and great

Died: Havercamp, Sigebert a classical editor of considerable fame

“Sallust.” Havercamp, Sigebert a classical editor of considerable fame

“Oratio anniversaria in Theatro Coll. Medicor. Londinensium, ex Harveii instttuto habita die 18 Oct. A. D. 1742, a Benj. Hoadly, M. D. Coll. Med. & S. R. S.” Hoadly, Benjamin bishop

Born: Holt, John writer (?–1801)

“An account of the conduct of the dowager duchess of Marl borough, from her first coming to court to the year 1710.” Hooke, Nathaniel celebrated for a “Roman History

“Commentatio de Vaginas Uteri structura rugosa, necnon *de Hymene,” Huber, John James anatomist

“Humphr. Hodii, lib. 2. de Græcis illustribus Linguæ Græcæ Literarumque humaniorum instauratoribus,” Jebb, Samuel, M. D. a native of Nottingham (1694–?)

“Anacreon,” Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

“Memorabilia Italorum eruditione praestantium, quibus vertens sseculum gloriatur,” Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

“Dialogi d'Aniceto Nemesio,” Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

Died: Leonardo, Leo principal organist of the chapel royaj at Naples

“Pamela, a Comedy,” Love, James writer

“A complete system of Fluxions, with their application to the most considerable problems in geometry and natural philosophy.” Maclaurin, Coun mathematician

“Philo Judaeus,” Mangey, Thomas divine

“Oeuvres de Villon,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

Born: Marshal, Andrew anatomist

“Treatise of the acute diseases of Infants,” Martyn, John professor of botany at Cambridge

“Specimen calculi fluxionalis,” Meerman, Gerard lawyer

“Geographia Antiqua & Nova; taken partly from Dufresnoy’s ‘ Methode pour etudier la Geographic;’ with Ceilarius’s Maps,” Morant, Philip antiquary

Died: Nettleton, Thomas physician

“An Ode to the Right Honourable the Earl of Orford, on Retirement,” Newcomb, Thomas son of a worthy clergy

“Tables for purchasing College Leases,” Newton, Sir Isaac the most splendid genius that has yet adorned human nature (16431727)

Died: Norden, Frederick Lewis traveller

“La Bibliotheqtie des Auteurs de Bourgogne,” Papillon, Philibert a learned canon of la Chapelle-au Riche

“A description of the Urinary Human Bladder, and the parts belonging to it, with figures,” Parsons, James physician

“Philo was an author that deserved to have a better text and a better version.” Philo, Judæus writer

“Dissertazione sopra al Tempio di Diana di Efeso,” Poleni, John an Italian marquis

Born: Reed, Isaac a gentleman eminently conversant in literary history

“Eight Sermons at Lady Moyer’s lecture,” Ridley, Dr. Gloster divine

Died: Sabatier, Peter Benedictine

Born: Scheele, Charles William a very learned chemist

Died: Sheffield, John duke of Buckinghamshire

“Alliance,” Silhouette, Stephen De writer

Born: Stuart, Gilbert historian

Died: Townley, Charles scholar

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

“After the revolution he retired into Flanders, where he died soon after. He left two children, a daughter who became a nun, and a son whom Dodd speaks of as” Ward, Thomas whom we mentioned under the article Edward Ward

“A summary view of the doctrine of Justification. 2. An Inquiry concerning the antiquity of the practice of infant communion, as founded on the notion of its necessity. The whole published from the originals, in pursuance of the request of the author, by Joseph Clarke, M. A.” Waterland, Daniel divine

“A Letter to the Rev. Mr. William Warburton, M. A. occasioned by some passages in his book, entitled ‘The Divine Legation of Moses demonstrated.’ By a gentleman of Lincoln’s Inn,” Webb, Philip Carteret

Died: Wheatley, Charles the author of an excellent illustration of the Book of Common Prayer


“Animadversionum ad Æschylum libri duo; accedunt annotationes ad qusedam loca Novi Testament!,” Abresch, Frederic Louis scholar

“Traite” Alembert, John Le Rond D' philosopher

Died: Anderson, John a learned German

Died: Arlaud, James Anthony painter

Died: Astori, John Anthony antiquary

Died: Baker, Sir George physician

“A defence of Mr. Hutchinson’s plan,” Bate, Julius divine

“The Loves of Ismene & Isménias,” Beauchamps, Pierre François Godard De writer

“De longis jejuniis dissertatio.” Beccaria, James Bartholomew physician

“Horye Mathematics Vacua*, or a treatise of the Golden and Ecliptick Numbers,” Bedford, Arthur clergyman

“De Phialis vitreis ex minimi silicis casa dissilientibusAcroasis,” Belgrado, James mathematician

Died: Benzelius, Eric archbishop

“Elettra,” Bergalli, Louisa an Italian poetess

“Pentas obervationum anatomico-physiologicarum,” Bergen, Charles Augustus De anatomist

“De lacteorum vasorum positionibus et fabrica,” Bianchi, John Baptist anatomist

Died: Bibbiena, Ferdinand Galli architect

“De insolentia titulorum librariorum,” Bidermann, John Theophilus writer

“Specimen theologiae naturalis,” Bock, Frederic Samuel professor of divinity and Greek in the university of Konigsberg

“Institutions et Aphorismes,” Boerhaave, Herman physician

“Consultationes medicse, sive sylloge epistolarum cum responsis,” Boerhaave, Herman physician

“Dissertatio physiologica de sensu generice considerate,” Bordeu, Theophilus De was born Feb. 22

Born: Brand, John secretary to the society of antiquaries

Born: Cagliostro, Count Alexander a noted impostor

Died: Campbell, John second duke of Argyle

“Hermippus Redivivus,” Campbell, John an eminent historical

“The Musical Century,” Carey, Henry composer

“A full and clear vindication of the full answer to a Letter from a bystander,” Carte, Thomas historian

“Catalogue des rolles Gascons, Normans, et Francois, conserves dans les archives de la Tour de Londres; tire* d‘apres celui du Garde* desdites archives; & contenant la precis & le sommaire de tous les titres qui s’y trouvent concernant la Guienne, la Normandie, & les autres provinces de la France, sujettes autres fois auX rois d’Angleterre, &c.” Carte, Thomas historian

“Vrai systeme de physique generate de Newton,” Castel, Lewis Bertrand philosopher

Born: Cecil, Richard clergyman

Died: Cheyne, George physician

“Theory of the Figure of the Earth,” Clairault, Alexis Claude mathematician

“Del vitto Pythagorico,” Cocchi, Anthony of Florence

“Dissertations theological, moral, and critical, on the history of probability and rigourism,” Concina, Daniel divine

Born: Condorcet, John Antony Nicolas Caritat Mapquis De mathematician

Died: Corradini, De Sezza, Peter Marcellinus antiquary

Born: Cowley, Hannah writer

Died: Cuming, Sir Alexander a man of considerable talents

Died: Dahl, Michael painter

“The Liberty of Sweden,” Dalin, Olaus Von a learned Swede

“Essay on Maritime Power and Commerce,” Deslandes, Andrew Francis Boltreau writer

Died: Despohtes, Francis painter

“Two Sermons on the eternity of future punishment, in answer to Whiston with a Preface,” Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

Born: Edwards, Bryan historian

“The Doctrine of Fluxions,” Emerson, William mathematician

Born: Ewald, John poet (?–1781)

“Gallia Christiana.” Florez, Henry a Spanish Augustine

“Basilica Bruxellensis” Foppens, John Francis historian

“Reflections on the natural antiquity of government, arts, and sciences, in Egypt,” Forster, Nathaniel divine

Died: Fourmont, Stephen professor of the Arabic and Chinese languages at Paris

“Horace” Francis, Philip clergyman

Died: Gayot De Pitaval, Francis a French author

“Bibliotheque des Gens de Cour.” Gayot De Pitaval, Francis a French author

Born: Gmelin, Samuel Gottlieb was born at Tubingen in 1743; where he was educated

Born: Guibert, James Antony Hypolitus writer

Died: Halde, John Baptist Du historian

“Museum Richterianum,” Hebenstreit, John Ernest physician

Died: Herring, Thomas prelate

Died: Hervey, John, Lord Hervey Of Ickworth writer

“Vigerus de Idiotismis Linguae Graecae,” Hoogeveen, Henry a very celebrated Dutch philologer

Died: Hunter, William, M. D. anatomist

Died: Keysler, John George antiquary

Born: Lavoisier, Anthony Lawrence philosopher

“M6moires sur l‘Histoire d’Anxerre,” Lebeuf, John antiquary

Died: Lemery, Louis was born at Paris in January 1677

Died: Lorenzini, Francis Maria poet

“Lettres, Memoires, et Negociations du comte d'Estrades,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

“Mceurs et Usages cles Grecs,” Menard, Leo a counsellor in the presidial court at Nismes

“The Christian’s Epinikion, or Song of Triumph; a paraphrase on I Cor. xv. attempted in blank Terse; with annotations, explanatory and critical,” Morell, Thomas scholar

“A Collection of Odes and Epigrams, &c. occasioned by the Success of the British and Confederate Arms in Germany,” Newcomb, Thomas son of a worthy clergy

“A Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans,” Oudin, Francis Jesuit

Died: Ozell, John writer

Born: Paley, William divine

Born: Penrose, Thomas poet

“Remarks upon a scandalous piece, entitled A brief account of the causes that have retarded the progress of the colony of Georgia,” Perceval, John fifth baronet of the family

“Faction detected by the evidence of facts containing an impartial view of Parties at home and affairs abroad.” Perceval, John second earl of Egmont

“History of the Works of the Learned” Pluche, Antony writer

“A Critical Essay on the present State of the Republic of Letters,” Pompignan, John James Le Franc marquis of

“Dunciad” Pope, Alexander the most elegant and popular of all English poets

Born: Rooker, Michael an honorary name given him by Paul Sandby

Born: Rowley, William physician

Died: Salmon, Nathaniel antiquary

Died: Say, Samuel a dissenting minister of considerable talents

“Travels” Shaw, Thomas traveller

“The Doctrine of Annuities and Reversions deduced from general and evident Principles: with useful Tables, shewing the values of single and joint lives, &c. at different rates of interest,” Simpson, Thomas professor of mathematics in the king’s academy at Woolwich

“An Appendix, containing some Remarks on a late Book on the same subject (by Mr. Abr. De Moivre, F. R. S.) with answers to some personal and malignant representations in the Preface thereof.” Simpson, Thomas professor of mathematics in the king’s academy at Woolwich

Died: Somervile, William poet

“Concio ad Clerum Londinensem Sion Coll. Matt. x. Coram. 16,” Trapp, Joseph divine

“Commentaria in H. Boerhaave Aphorismos,” Van Swieten, Gerard one of the most celebrated physicians of the last century

“Merope,” Voltaire, Marie-Francis Arouet De the greatest literary character which France produced in the last century

Died: Wesley, Samuel, The Younger was born about 1692

“Essay on Ridicule” Whitehead, William poet (?–1785)

“An inquiry into the exility of the vessels of a human body,” Wintringham, Clifton physician

Born: Wyatt, James architect

Born: Wynne, John Huddlestone a man of some original genius

Born: Yorke, Philip a relation of the Hardwicke family


“The Pleasures of Imagination,” Akenside, Mark physician

“Traite de l'Equilibre et du Mouvement des Fluides,” Alembert, John Le Rond D' philosopher

“A Sermon before the Criminals in Newgate,” Allein divine

Born: Anson, Peter Hubert writer

Died: Anstis, John writer

“Analyse geographique de l'Italie,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

“The Art of preserving Health,” Armstrong, John physician

“The Parable of the Cedar and Thistle, exemplified in the great victory at Culloden,” Arnald, Richard divine (17141756)

Born: Arthur, Archibald professor of moral philosophy in the university of Glasgow

“Lezioni Toscane,” Averani, Joseph was born at Florence the 19th of March 1662

“Lives of the illustrious men of France,” Auvigny, N. Castres D' born in the Hainaut

Died: Badoaro, Daniel a senator of Venice

Died: Barbeyrac, John was born the 15th of March 1674

“De jure belli ac pacis,” Barbeyrac, John was born the 15th of March 1674

“The philosophical principles of Moses asserted and defended against the misrepresentations of Mr. David Jennings,” Bate, Julius divine

“Histoire des Abeilles,” Bazin, N. physician

“De Gravitatis legibus Acroasis Physico-mathematica,” Belgrado, James mathematician

“The connection between Irreligion and Immorality; a Sermon preached at St. Mary’s in Oxford, at the assizes, March the 1st, 1743-4,” Bentham, Edward canon of Christ-church

Born: Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

Died: Bertini, Anthony Francis physician

“Fabii Columnse Phytobasanos, accedit vita Fabii et Lynceoruin notitia, cum annotationibus,” Bianchi, John naturalist

“De religione eruditorum,” Bidermann, John Theophilus writer

“Selecta scholastica,” Bidermann, John Theophilus writer

Born: Blankenburg, Christian Frederic De writer

“Universal History,” Bower, Archibald a person of a very celebrated

Died: Bramston, James vicar of Starting in Sussex

“Letters on cosmography,” Brancas Villeneuve, Andrew Francis abbe d'Aulnay

“Poems on several occasions; with letters to her friends; and an account of her life,” Brereton, Jane an English poetess

Died: Breydel, Charles called Cavalier

“Memoires pour servir a la vie de M. Silva,” Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt physician

“Theory of the Earth” Buffon, George Louis Le Clerc, Count Of naturalist

Born: Calle, John Francis mathematician

“Lives of the English Admirals, and other ^eminent Britisii ^eamen.” Campbell, John an eminent historical

Died: Cantemir, Antiochus son of the above

Died: Capperonnier, Claude scholar

“Histoire generale de la Nouvelle France,” Charlevoix, Peter Francis Xavier De Jesuit

“Traitedes causes, &c. de la Peste,” Chicoyneau, Francis counsellor of state

“Papal Tyranny in the reign of king John,” Cibber, Colley poet

“Distance of the tropics,” Condamine, Charles Marie De La chevalier de St

Died: Craig, James clergyman

“Elementa Artis Docirnasticae.” Cramer, Gabriel mathematician

“Two Epistles,” Dalton, John, D. D. was born in 1709

Born: Desault, Peter Joseph principal surgeon to the Hotel-Diet

Died: Dimsdale, Thomas, Baron a celebrated inoculator for the small pox

“Remembrancer,” Dodington, George Bubb Lord Melcombe

Born: Erxleben, John Christian Polycarp naturalist

“Sermons,” Fenelon, Francis De Salignac De La Motte archbishop

“Appendiculae duae novae ad numismata antiqua a Cl. Vaillantio edita,” Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

“Annales compend. regum et rerum Syriae,” Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

Died: Gale, Roger esq. F. R. and A. Ss. eldest son of the preceding

Died: Gedoyn, Nicholas scholar

“Disciplinarum metaphysicarum Elementa mathematicum in morem adornata,” Genovesi, Antony or

Died: Hallet, Joseph clergyman

Died: Hartman, John Adolphus divine

“The Plutus of Aristophanes, with the Scholia,” Hemsterhuis, Tiberius one of the most famous critics of his country

Died: Henckel, John Frederic an eminent mineralogist

Born: Hodges, William painter

Born: Holcroft, Thomas writer

“Eternity of Hell Torments,” Horbery, Matthew divine

Died: Hunt, Jeremiah divine

Died: Jacob, Giles writer

“Ladies Diary” Landen, John mathematician

“Tablettes Chronologiques de T Histoire Universelle,” Lenglet Du Fresnoy, Nicholas writer

Born: Marat, John-Paul a prominent actor in the French revolution

“Miscellanea Berolinensia;” Margraf, Andrew Sigismond a celebrated chemist

“Commentarium in vetus marmoreuin S. Neap. Eccles. Calendarium,” Mazochi, Alexius Symmachus antiquary

“A Dissertation on Proverbs, chapter ix. containing occasional remarks on other passages in sacred and profane writers,” Merrick, James divine

Died: Miller, James writer

Born: Milner, Joseph divine

“The Evidence of the Resurrection cleared from the exceptions of a late pamphlet, entitled * The Resurrection of Jesus considered by a moral philosopher, in answer to the Tryal of the Witnesses,'” Moss, Robert clergyman

“A Dissertation on the Trade of Siberia,” Muller, Gerard Frederick traveller

“Annali d‘ Italia dal principio dell’ era volgare, sino all' anno 1749,” Muratori, Lewis Anthony antiquary

“Newtoni Is. Opuscula Mathematica Philos. & Philol. collegit J. Castilioneus,” Newton, Sir Isaac the most splendid genius that has yet adorned human nature (16431727)

“Pluralities indefensible,” Newton, Richard founder of Hertford college

Died: Nordberg, Joran the biographer of Charles XII. of Sweden

“A Description of the East, and of some other Countries, vol. I. Observations on Egypt.” Pococke, Richard but added the e to his name

Died: Pope, Alexander the most elegant and popular of all English poets

“Preface des Memoires de T Academic de Chirurgie,” Quesnay, Francis physician

“The Christian’s Faith a rational assent,” Randolph, Thomas archdeacon of Oxford

“A Poem, in imitation of the Scottish dialect, on the death of Mr. Pope,” Reed, Joseph writer

Died: Roque, Anthony De La poet

“The present state of the Universities, and of the five adjacent counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Bedford, Bucks, and Oxford,” Salmon, Nathaniel antiquary

“Traite des Causes, des Accidens, et de la Cure de la Peste,” Senac, John physician

“Plutarchi de Iside et Osirid, 1 liber, Graece et Anglice; Grseca recensuit, emendavit, Com.Tieni-ariis auxit, Versionem novam Anglicanam adjecit Samuel Squire, A.M. Archidiaconus Bathoniensis; acces.serunt Xylandri, Baxteri, Bentleii, Marklandi, Conjecturae et Emendationes,” Squire, Samuel divine

Died: Theobald, Lewis critic

“Memoires sur les Polypes,” Trembley, Abraham naturalist

Died: Vignoles, Alphonso Des a learned chronologist