Events noted in 1750

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.

1745 1751


“Observations on Surgery,” Acrel, Olaus a very eminent Swedish surgeon and physician

“An Essay on the religion, worship, manners and customs of the Quakers,” Alberti, George William a preacher at Tundern in Hanover

“Histoire de la Suisse” Alt, Francis Joseph Nicholas Baron D' the descendant of an ancient patrician family of Fribourg in Swisserland

“Parentalia, or Memoirs of the family of Wren,” Ames, Joseph the celebrated typographical historian

“The theory of Fire,” Arrighetti, Philip a native of Florence

“A dissertation on 2 Peter i. 19,” Ashton, Thomas an English divine

“Pieces derobées a un ami,” Attaignant, Gabriel Charles De L' a French poet

“An Hebrew Grammar, formed on the usage of words by the inspired writers,” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

“The use and intent of Prophecy, and history of the Fall cleared,” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

“JEsthetica,” Baumgarten, Alexander Theophilus a philosopher of the German school

“A Sermon preached before the honourable House of Commons, at St. Margaret’s Westminster, on Tuesday, January 30, 1749-50,” Bentham, Edward canon of Christ-church

“Francfort Flora,” Bergen, Charles Augustus De a German anatomist and botanist

“Flora Francofurtanaj” Bergen, Charles Augustus De a German anatomist and botanist

“Parere sopra la seconda edizione de' Canti Carnascialeschi e in difesa della prima edizione,” Biscioni, Anthony Maria a celebrated Italian scholar of the last century

Born: Blackburn, William an eminent surveyor and architect

“Flora Lipsiae indigena,” Boehmer, George Ralph an eminent professor of botany and anatomy in the university of Wittetnberg

“Cosmographical ephemerides,” Brancas Villeneuve, Andrew Francis abbe d'Aulnay

Died: Breda, John Van a painter of history

“Lettres sur la Decouverte de la ville d'Herculaneum,” Brosses, Charles De a French writer of great learning

“A complete vindication of the Mallard of All-Souls college against the injurious suggestions of the rev. Mr. Pointer,” Buckler, Benjamin a learned and ingenious English clergyman and antiquary

“An Idea of the Creator, from his works.” Burgh, James a moral and political writer

Died: Burnet, Thomas rector of West Kington

“An exact and authentic account of the greatest white-herring-fishery in Scotland, carried on yearly in the island of Zetland, by the Dutch only,” Campbell, John an eminent historical

“Remarks on the Free and Candid Disquisitions,” Carte, Thomas a very learned English historian

“Combien un esprit trop subtil ressemble a un esprit faux,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim a French poet and miscellaneous writer

“Lettres historiques et dogmatiques sur les Jubilés,” Chais, Charles an eminent protestant divine

Died: Chandler, Edward a learned English prelate

“Essay on the Roman Senate,” Chapman, Thomas the son of John Chapman

“Nouveau Dictionaire Historique et Critique pour servir de Supplement, ou de Continuation au Dictionaire de M. Pierre Bayle,” Chaufepie, James George De author of a very useful Biographical Dictionary

“PArt de verifier les dates,” Clemencet, Charles was born at Painblanc

Died: Cohausen, John Henry a learned and ingenious physician

“Penshurst,” Coventry, Francis the eldest son of Thomas Coventry

“Introduction to the Theory of Curve lines,” Cramer, Gabriel an eminent mathematician

Died: Crousaz, John Peter De an eminent philosopher and mathematician

Died: Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

Born: Dalzell, Anthony Edin

“Recueil d‘Observations Chirurgicales sur les Maladies de l’Urethra,” Daran, James a French military surgeon

“Reponse a la Brochure de Bayet sur la defense et la conservation des parties les plus essentielles de l'homme,” Daran, James a French military surgeon

Died: Demainbray, Stephen Charles an ingenious electrician

“Observations, &c.” Dionysius, Halicarnassensis a historian and critic of antiquity

“Zara’s answer;” Dodd, Dr. William an ingenious divine

“Assize Sermon on Human Laws,” Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

Born: Dolomieu, Deodati-Guy-Silvain-Tancred Gratet De a very able mineralogist

“De origine Germanorum,” Eccard, John George a German historian and antiquary

Died: Fabroni, Angelo an eminent Italian scholar and biographer

“J. Facciolati logica tria complectens, Rudimenta, Institutiones, Acroases undecim,” Facciolati, James a learned Italian orator and grammarian

Born: Fergusson, Robert who at an early period of life obtained a considerable degree of celebrity as a Scotch poet

“Art de verifier les dates;” Florez, Henry a Spanish Augustine

“Reflections on Incredulity,” Forbes, Duncan a very eminent Scottish lawyer

“Biblia Hebraica, sine punctis,” Forster, Nathaniel an English divine and scholar of eminence in the last ceatury

“Analecta literaria de Libris rarioribus,” Freytag, Frederic Gotthilf an eminent literary historian

“Parallele des quatre Electre, de Sophocle, d'Euripide, de Crebillon, et de Voltaire,” Gaillard, Gabriel Henry an elegant French historian

“Some Considerations upon Clandestine Marriages,” Gally, Henry an English divine

“The Distressed Wife,” Gay, John a very popular English poet

Died: Gordon, Alexander a native of Scotland

“Musceum Cortonense,” Gorio, Anthony Francis a learned antiquary of Florence

“The Customs of the Israelites, translated from the French of the abbot Fleury, by R. G.” Gough, Richard the Camden of the eighteenth century

“Additions,” Goujet, Claude Peter a canon of St

Born: Hamilton, William an historical painter

“Dialogue in the Senate-house of Cambridge,” Hardinge, Nicholas a polite and ingenious scholar

“Satyra de moribus Parhisiorumet FrUiae,” Heerkens, Gerard Nicholas a native of Groningen

Died: Hele, Thomas by birth an Englishman

“Fusions of Ores, and on Founderies,” Hellot, John a French chemist

“L'Art de la Teinture des Laines et EtofTes de Laines,” Hellot, John a French chemist

“Ode on the Superstition of the Highlanders.” Home, John a clergyman of the church of Scotland

“Pantheon Ægyptiorum, sive de Diis eorum Commentarius, cum Prolegomenis de Religione et Theologia Egyptiorum,” Jablonski, Paul-Ernest the son of Daniel-Ernest

Died: Jenkinson, Charles earl of Liverpool

Died: Jurin, James born in 1684

Born: Kelly, John a learned English clergyman

“Electra” Larcher, Peter Henry an eminent French scholar and translator

“History of the Jubilees,” Mann I, Dominic Maria an eminent Italian writer

Born: Marechal, Peter Sylvanus a miscellaneous French writer

Died: Masson, John a reformed minister

“Account of a Lunar Globe constructed by the Cosmographical Society of Nuremberg, from new observations,” Mayer, Tobias one of the greatest astronomers and mechanics of the last century

“Introduction to the Holy Scriptures of the New Testament,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Comus” Milton, John the most illustrious of English poets

“Observations de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle sur les Eaux Minerales de Pyrenees,” Montesquieu, Charles De Secondat, Baron Of a very celebrated French writer

Died: Mottley, John, Esq. a dramatic and miscellaneous writer (16921750)

“The same enlarged,” Needham, John Tuberville a philosopher and divine of the Roman catholic persuasion

Died: Newton, John an English clergyman

“Anima Medica,” Nichols, Frank a physician and anatomist of eminence (?–1778)

“A Series of Medals representing the most remarkable Events of the Government of Malta,” Paciaudi, Paul Maria antiquary and librarian to the duke of Parma

“Student,” Parsons, Philip an English divine

Died: Petit, John Lewis a celebrated surgeon

“Maclaurin’s Algebra translated,” Pezenas, Esprit a learned Jesuit

“Here is a fine statue of the architect Piranesi, as large as life, placed there by his son. It is the work of the living artist Angolini; and though it certainly cannot be compared with the best antiques, it still possesses real merit.” Piranesi, John Baptist a very celebrated architect and engraver

“British Topography.” Rawlinson, Richard an eminent antiquary

“The Character of king Charles the Second to which is subjoined, Maxims of State, &c,” Savile, Sir George marquis of Halifax

“A critical Inquiry into the present State of Surgery;” Sharp, Samuel not related

“New Observations, Natural, Moral, Civil, Political, and Medical, on Bills of Mortality,” Short, Thomas a physician of the early part of the last century

Born: Simmons, Samuel Foart a late learned physician

Died: Staal, Madame De known first by the name of mademoiselle de Launai

“Proposals for publishing an authentic description of Athens, &c.” Stuart, James a celebrated architect and lover of classical antiquity

“Inscriptiones Citieae: sive in binas Inscriptiones Phoenicias, inter rudera Citii nnper repertas, conjecturae. Accedit de nummis quibusdam Samaritanis et Phceniciis, vel insolitam prae se literaturam ferentibus, vel in lucem hactenus non editis, dissertatio,” Swinton, John a very celebrated English antiquary

“Metilia: sive de quinario Gentis Metiliae, e nummis vetustis caeteroquin minimum notae, dissertatio,” Swinton, John a very celebrated English antiquary

“A Scripture Catechism with Proofs.” Taylor, John a learned dissenting teacher

Died: Terrasson, John brother to the preceding

Died: Thorpe, John a physician and antiquary

“Selectarum Plantaruin Decades,” Trew, Christopher James an eminent naturalist

Born: Villoison, John Baptist Gaspard D'Ansse Det a very learned Frenchman

“A system of Divinity and Morality, containing a series of discourses on the principal and most important points of natural and revealed Religion; compiled from the works of the most eminent divines of the Church of England,” Warner, Ferdinando a very voluminous writer

“The Roman Father,” Whitehead, William another English poet (?–1785)

Born: Windham, William a late distinguished statesman

Born: Young, Matthew the very learned bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduacb

Died: Zeno, Apostolo a learned poet