Events noted in 1754

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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Publication: “Annales Moslemici, Arab, et Lat. a Jo. Jac. Reiskio,” by Abulfeda, Ishmael historian

Publication: “Recherches sur differens Points importans du Systeme du Monde,” by Alembert, John Le Rond D' philosopher

Died: Allen, Anthony antiquary

Publication: “Almanach de Rheims,” by Anquetil, Lewis-Peter historian

Died: Anstey, Christopher poet

Died: Anstis, John esq. LL.D. and F.A.S. eldest son and heir of the preceding

Died: Argellati, Francis was born at Bologna

Publication: “Lettre sur la Musique, au Comte de Caylus,” by Arnaud, Francis writer

Publication: “Panegyric on S. Louis,” by Artaud, Peter Joseph born at Bonieux in the comtat-Venaissin

Publication: “Phenomena ccelestia observata,” by Audiffredi, John Baptist astronomer

Died: Bach, John Sebastian musician

Publication: “Maximes sur le devoir des Hois, et le bon usage de leur authorité,” by Barral, Abbe Peter born at Grenoble

Publication: “An Inquiry into the original Similitudes, &c. in the Old and New Testament,” by Bate, Julius divine

Died: Bazin, N. physician

Publication: “Le Pyrrhonisme du sage,” by Beausobre, Lewis perhaps of the same family with the preceding

Publication: “Acta eruditorum” by Bel, Matthias born at Otsova in Hungary

Publication: “L'Adoration Chretienne, dans la devotion du rosaire,” by Bellet, Charles member of the academy of Montanban

Died: Benson, William critic

Publication: “De Lumine dissertatio physica,” by Benvenuti, Charles Jesuit

Publication: “Dissertatio historico-epistolaris, &c.” by Benvenuti, Joseph surgeon

Died: Berryat, John physician

Publication: “Traite d'Osteologie,” by Bertin, Exuperius Joseph anatomist

Publication: “Essais sur les usages des montagnes, avec un lettre sur la Nil,” by Bertrand, Elias writer

Publication: “Opuscula varia,” by Bianchini, Francis astronomer

Publication: “Prose Fiorentine,” by Bianchini, Joseph Maria scholar

Died: Boffrand, Germain architect

Died: Boulter, Hugh archbishop

Publication: “A Journal from Grand Cairo to Mount Sinai, and back again.” by Bowyer, William the most learned English printer of whom we have any account (?–1777)

Publication: “Letters from Italy,” by Boyle, John earl of Cork and Orrery

Publication: “History or police of the kingdom of Gala,” by Brancas Villeneuve, Andrew Francis abbe d'Aulnay

Publication: “Betrayer of his Country,” by Brooke, Henry writer

Publication: “Conclusiones ex universa Theologia,” by Brotier, Gabriel scholar

Publication: “Memoirs on the Celtic tongue,” by Bullet, John Baptist writer

Publication: “The Dignity of Human Nature; or, a brief account of the certain and established means for attaining the true end of our existence.” by Burgh, James writer

Publication: “Life of Grotius,” by Burigny, Levesque De was born at Rheims in 1691

Publication: “Geography,” by Busching, Anthony Frederic an eminent geographer

Publication: “Intruder,” by Cambridge, Richard Owen writer

Publication: “Occasional thoughts on moral, serious, and religious subjects,” by Campbell, John an eminent historical

Publication: “Csesaris Opera,” by Capperonnier, John was born at Mondidier in 1716

Died: Cases, Peter James painter

Died: Cave, Edward a printer to whom the literary world owes great obligations

Publication: “La Logique, la Morale, et la Metaphysique,” by Chambre, Francis Illharrart De Là an ingenious doctor of the Sorbonne

Publication: “The Astronomical Tables of Dr. Halley; with observations and additions,” by Chappe D'Auteroche, John astronomer

Publication: “Tables of the Moon,” by Clairault, Alexis Claude mathematician

Publication: “Grsecorum Chirurgici Libri; Sorani unus de Fracturarum signis, Oribasii duo de Fractis, et Luxatis, ex Collectione Nicetse, Florent.” by Cocchi, Anthony of Florence

Died: Cochin, Charles Nicholas engraver

Died: Collins, William poet

Publication: “Treatise on revealed Religion, against atheists, deists, materialists, and indifte rents,” by Concina, Daniel divine

Publication: “Imperium Orientale,” by Constantine Vii., Porphyrogeneta son of Leo the Wise

Publication: “Memoir on Hydraulic Machines,” by Darcy, Patrick, Count of a noble and ancient family in Ireland

Died: Demoivre, Abraham mathematician

Died: Destouches, Philip Neuicault writer

Died: Dewit, James painter

Publication: “Public Virtue,” by Dodsley, Robert poet

Publication: “Two Sermons on Superstition,” by Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

Publication: “Bibliotheque historique & politique du Poitou,” by Dreux Du Radier, John Francis advocate

Publication: “A Tour through Normandy, described in a letter to a friend,” by Ducarel, Andrew Coltee antiquary

Publication: “Some account of the Town, Church, and Archiepiscopal Palace of Croydon, in the county of Surrey, from its foundation to 1783,” by Ducarel, Andrew Coltee antiquary

Publication: “Feminead,” by Duncombe, John was born 1730

Publication: “A careful and strict inquiry into the modern prevailing notion of that Freedom of Will, which is supposed to be essential to moral agency,” by Edwards, Jonathan president of the college of New Jersey

Publication: “The principles of Mechanics,” by Emerson, William mathematician

Born: Farington, George artist

Publication: “The plan of divine worship in the churches of Dissenters justified,” by Flexman, Roger, D. D. clergyman

Publication: “The Knights,” by Foote, Samuel esq. called the English Aristophanes

Born: Forster, George was born at Dantzic in 1754

Publication: “Dubia de Minnisari, aliorumque Armenias regum numis et Arsacidarum epocha nuper vulgatis proposita,” by Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

Publication: “Diplomatorium Garstensium emendatum, auctum, et illustratum,” by Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

Publication: “Casulse S. Stephani, regis Hungariae, vera imago et expositio,” by Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

Publication: “A Dissertation against pronouncing the Greek language according to Accents,” by Gally, Henry divine

Publication: “Twenty-one discourses, or dissertations, upon the Augsburg Confession, which is also the Brethren’s Confession of Faith; delivered by the ordinary of the Brethren’s churches before the seminary. To which is prefixed a synodical writing relating to the subject. Translated from fche High Dutch, by F. Okeley, A. B.” by Gambold, John bishop

Died: Gibbs, James architect

Publication: “An Examination of the Letters said to be written by Mary to James earl of Both well,” by Goodal, Walter antiquary

Born: Gregory, George divine

Publication: “The Friends, a sentimental history,” by Guthrie, William writer

Died: Hamilton, William of Bangour

Died: Hamilton, William Gerard statesman

Publication: “Religio Philosophi; or, the principles of morality and Christianity, illustrated from a view of che universe, and of man’s situation in it.” by Hay, William writer

Publication: “Enquire I pray thee,' &c.” by Hearne, Thomas antiquary

Publication: “Miscellanies in prose and verse,” by Hiffernan, Paul a minor author of the last century

Publication: “Thoughts on the estimation of the animal powers, with strictures on the proofs advanced by Leibnitz and other mathematicians on this point,” by Kant, Immanuel writer

Publication: “The Dreamer,” by King, Dr. William son of the rev

Born: Kirwan, Walter Blake preacher

Publication: “Philosophical Transactions” by Landen, John mathematician

Died: Lort, Michael clergyman

Publication: “The Shortness of Life,” by Lynar, Rochus Frederic Count statesman

Publication: “The Epistles,” by Lynar, Rochus Frederic Count statesman

Publication: “Panegyric of the Newtonian Philosophy,” by Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

Publication: “History of the Gauls, &c. from their origin to the foundation of the French monarchy,” by Martin, James Benedictine

Died: Mason, William divine

Died: Mead, Richard physician

Publication: “La Verite de l'Histoire de PEglise de St. Omer,” by Mignot, Stephen a learned French canonist

Died: Milton, John the most illustrious of English poets

Died: Montgeron, Lewis Basil Carre' De born in 1686

Publication: “Recueil pour servir d'eclaircissement, &c.” by Morand, John Francis Clement was born at Paris in April 1726

Publication: “Dissertations on the Prophecies, which have remarkably been fulfilled, and are at this time fulfilling in the world,” by Newton, Thomas prelate

Died: Nivelle De La Chaussee, Peter Claude writer

Publication: “Twenty-one Discourses, or Dissertations, upon the Augsburgh Confession, which is also the Brethren’s Confession of Faith, delivered by the ordinary of the Brethren’s Churches before the seminary,” by Okely, Francis a learned

Publication: “Analysis of the Game of Chess.” by Philidor, Andrew musician

Died: Piazzetta, John Baptist artist

Publication: “State of the Heavens” by Pingke, Alexander Guy astronomer

Publication: “Select Society” by Ramsay, Allan painter

Publication: “Greek Anthology,” by Reiske, John James scholar

Born: Roland, Marie-Jeanne Philepon wife of one of the republican ministers of France

Publication: “Eliza,” by Rolt, Richard writer

Publication: “Institutes of Natural Law,” by Rutherforth, Thomas divine

Publication: “Entomologia Carniolica.” by Scopoli, John Anthony naturalist

Died: Secousse, Denis Francis historian

Died: Shuckford, Samuel divine

Publication: “The duty of the living to the memory of the dead,” by Smith, Joseph younger brother of the preceding Dr

Died: Tancred, Christopher a gentleman who deserves to be recorded among the benefactors to literature

Publication: “The Scripture Doctrine of Atonement.” by Taylor, John a learned dissenting teacher

Died: Tollet, Elizabeth an ingenious English poetess

Publication: “Plantae selectas qnarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortis curiosorum nutrita, manu artificiosa pinxit Georgius Dionysius Ehret, &c.” by Trew, Christopher James naturalist

Publication: “A View of Lord Bolingbroke’s Philosophy, in two Letters to a Friend,” by Warburton, William prelate

Publication: “An illustration of the Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church of England,” by Warner, Ferdinando writer

Publication: “Cases in Surgery,” by Warner, Joseph surgeon

Died: Wetstein, John James divine

Died: Wolfe, Christian baron of the Roman empire