Events noted in 1756

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.

1755 1757


Born: Ackermann, John Christian Gottlieb a physician and medical writer of considerable note in Germany

“Observations Anatomical and Physical,” Akenside, Mark an English poet and physician

“Memoires particuliers pour servir a. l'Histoire de France,” Angouleme, Charles De Valois Duke D' the natural son of Charles IX. and Maria Touchet

“Histoire civile et politique de la ville de Reims,” Anquetil, Lewis-Peter a French historian

“Vetus Missale Romanum, proefationibus et notis illustratum,” Antonelli, Nicholas Maria count of Pergola

“History of the town of Rochelle, and the country of Aunis,” Arcere, Louis Etienne priest of the oratory

“Novissimus Mercurii transitus,” Audiffredi, John Baptist an able astronomer and mathematician

Died: Bachius, John Augustus an eminent lawyer and critic

“Fabliaux et contes des poetes Franc,ais des 12, 13, 14,et 15 siecles,” Barbazan, Stephen a French antiquary

“Practice of Painting and Perspective made easy,” Bardwell, Thomas was an English artist of the last century

“An account of a Meteor seen in Rutland,” Barker, Thomas esq. the descendant of an ancient and respectable family at Lyndon in Rutlandshire

“Seasonable advice to a careless world,” Baty, Richard rector of the parish of Kirkandrews upon Esk

“The <f Memoirs of Madame de Maintenon,” Beaumelle, Laurence Angliviel De La a French writer of some note

“Description topographique et militaire des campagnes de Flandre, depuis 1690 jusqu'en 1694,” Beaurain, John De an accurate military geographer

“Les songes d'Epicure,” Beausobre, Lewis perhaps of the same family with the preceding

Died: Bel, Matthias born at Otsova in Hungary

Died: Benevoli, Anthony an Italian surgeon

“Memoire sur les consequences relatives a la pratique, deduites de la structure des os parietaux,” Bertin, Exuperius Joseph an eminent French anatomist

“Histoire de l'abbaye de Port-royal,” Besoigne, Jerome a doctor of the Sorbonne

“La Citadelle coupee,” Bilfinger, George Bernard an eminent German philosopher and statesman

“His inquiry into the share which king Charles the First had in the transactions of the earl of Glamorgan.” Birch, Thomas a late valuable historical and biographical writer

“Recherches sur le pouls par raport aux crises,” Bordeu, Theophilus De son to the preceding

“Treatise on Ships, their construction and motions,” Bouguer, Peter a celebrated French mathematician

Born: Bourgeois, Sir Francis knight of the Polish order of Merit

Died: Broschi, Carlo was born the 24th of January

“Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes,” Brosses, Charles De a French writer of great learning

“Bibliotheca historico-sacra, an Historical dictionary of all religions, from the creation of the world to the present times,” Broughton, Thomas a learned divine

“Athelstan” Brown, John an ingenious English writer

Died: Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt a French physician

“A reply to Dr. Huddesford’s observations relating to the delegates of the press, with a narrative of the proceedings of the proctors with regard to their nomination of a delegate,” Buckler, Benjamin a learned and ingenious English clergyman and antiquary

“A Vindication of Natural Society,” Burke, Edmund was one of the most distinguished politicians and political writers of the last century

“A Philosophical Enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful,” Burke, Edmund was one of the most distinguished politicians and political writers of the last century

“An account of what passed between Mr. George Thomson of York, and doctor John Burton of that city, physician and manmidwife, at Mr. sheriff Jubb’s entertainment, and the consequences thereon, by Mr. George Thomson,” Burton, John an eminent antiquary

Died: Byng, George lord viscount Torrington

Born: Cabanis, Peter John George a French physician of considerable eminence

“Abdeker,” Camus, Antony Le a French physician

“Histoire générale du Paraguay,” Charlevoix, Peter Francis Xavier De a learned and industrious French Jesuit

Born: Charnock, John esq. F. S. A. an ingenious but unfortunate writer

Born: Collins, David judge advocate and historian of the new settlement in South Wales

Died: Concina, Daniel a very celebrated Dominican divine

“Histoire des Empereurs Remains jusqu' a Constantin,” Crevier, John Baptist Lewis a French historian

Born: Currie, James an eminent physician of Liverpool

“Treatise on the Gonorrhoea Virulenta,” Daran, James a French military surgeon

Born: Davis, Henry Edwards son of Mr

“Assize Sermon on the equal and impartial discharge of Justice,” Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

“I was glad of this,” Dyer, John an English poet

Died: Edwards, Bryan the very able and accurate historian of the West Indies

Died: Emlyn, Thomas a learned English divine

Died: Faber, John is the name of two engravers whose works are held in some estimation among portrait-collectors

“The Englishman returned from Paris,” Foote, Samuel esq. called the English Aristophanes

Died: Furstenau, John-Herman an eminent physician

Died: Gamaches, Stephen Simon a writer of some eminence

“Treatise on the use of Sea- voyages in medicine,” Gilchrist, Ebenezer a Scotch physician of eminence

Died: Goldsmith, Oliver an eminent poet and miscellaneous writer

“History of France,” Griffet, Henry a French writer of considerable reputation

“Vie de Pithou,” Grosley, Peter John a French antiquary and polite writer

“Histoire generale des Huns, des Turcs, des Mogols, et des antres Tartares occidentaux,” Guignes, Joseph De an eminent oriental scholar in France

“D. Justiniani Institutionum, Libri quatuor; and a translation of them into English, with notes,” Harris, George an English civilian

Died: Hebenstreit, John Ernest a celebrated physician and philologer of Leipsic

“Henckelius in Mineralogia redivivus,” Henckel, John Frederic an eminent mineralogist

Died: Henley, John ” has furnished the world with memorials 1Memoirs of persons who died in 1711

Died: Heywood, Eliza a voluminous female writer

“Observations on a Series of Electrical experiments, by Dr. Hoadly and Mr. Wilson, F. R. S.” Hoadly, Benjamin eldest son of the bishop of Winchester

“A discourse on the establishment of a national and constitutional Force in England,” Jenkinson, Charles earl of Liverpool

“Meditations upon various important subjects,” Jenks, Benjamin a pious English divine and writer

“Sermons,” Jerusalem, John-Frederick William an eminent German divine

Born: Jones, Thomas an eminent and learned tutor of the university of Cambridge

“The Helvetiad,” Keate, George a very agreeable English writer

“Farther Observations,” Kennedy, John, M. D. a native of Scotland

“Elementa Trigonometric,” Lecchi, John Anthony a learned Italian mathe. matician

Died: Lieberkuhn, John-Nathaniel a Prusian anatomist

“The Prater, by Nicholas Babble, esq.” Long, Edward author of a valuable History of Jamaica

Died: Lussan, Margaret De a female writer

“Les Annales Romaines,” Macquer, Philip a French lawyer

“Audi alteram partem; or a further vindication of Mr. Thomas Ruddiman’s edition of the great Buchanan’s works,” Man, James a schoolmaster of considerable learning

Died: Marsais, Cæsar Chesneau Du a French grammarian of high reputation

“Institutiones linguae Turcicae,” Meninski, Franciscus A Mesgnien a most celebrated German orientalist

“Prayers for a time of Earthquakes and violent Floods,” Merrick, James an English divine and poet

“Histoire de la reception du Concile de Trente dans les etats catholiques,” Mignot, Stephen a learned French canonist

“Considerations sur la Marine Militaire de France,” Montesquieu, Charles De Secondat, Baron Of a very celebrated French writer

“Lettre sur la qustlite des Eaux de Luxeuil en Tranche Comte,” Morand, John Francis Clement son of the preceding

Died: Murray, William, Earl Of Mansfield an eminent English lawyer

“Essay on the origin of Human Knowledge,” Nugent, Thomas a miscellaneous writer and translator of the last century

“Discours Pathetique” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight of the military order of Christ

“A Series of Dissertations on some elegant and very raluable Anglo-Saxon Remains,” Pegge, Samuel an eminent and laborious antiquary

“Polygeni Strategematum libri octo, Justo Vulteio interprete, Pancratius Maasvicius recensuit, Isaaci Casauboni nee non suas notas adjecit.” Polyænus is the name of many eminent personages recorded in ancient writers

“A Treatise on Ruptures,” Pott, Percival an English surgeon of the highest eminence (17131788)

“An Account of a particular kind of Rupture, frequently attendant upon new-born Children, and sometimes met with in Adults,” Pott, Percival an English surgeon of the highest eminence (17131788)

Died: Ramsay, Allan one of the extraordinary instances of the power of uncultivated genius

“A British Philippic, inscribed to the right hon. the earl of Granville,” Reed, Joseph a dramatic and miscellaneous writer

“A Methodical Synopsis of Mineral Waters, comprehending the most celebrated Medicinal waters, both cold and hot, of Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, and several other parts of the world, wherein their several impregnating minerals being previously described, and their characteristics investigated, each water is reduced to its proper genus; and besides the particular analysis, the virtues, uses, and abuses of the water are described, in a method entirely new. Interspersed with tables, tending to throw a light upon this intricate subject; and abstracts of the principal authors who have treated of mineral waters; and the accounts dispersed in the acts of most of the learned societies in Europe, are collected and properly digested,” Rutty, John a medical observer and writer of very considerable learning

“Treatise on Fluxions,” Saunderson, Nicolas an illustrious professor of the mathematics in the university of Cambridge

Died: Saxi an ecclesiastical historian

“Archiepiscoporum Mediolanensium Series critico-chronologica,” Saxi an ecclesiastical historian

Born: Schomberg, Alexander Crowcher a learned English clergyman

“Euclid’s Elements,” Simson, Robert an eminent mathematician

“Power,” Smart, Christopher a poet of some

“Compendium of Voyages,” Smollett, To Bias a historian

“Critical Review,” Smollett, To Bias a historian

“Essays of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh,” Stewart, Matthew an eminent mathematician

“A Charge delivered at the ordination of Mr. Smithson.” Taylor, John a learned dissenting teacher

“Vocabolorio Italiano e Latino del P. Mandosio accrescinto e corretto” Tiraboschi, Jerome one of the most valuable Italian writers of the last century

Died: Vertue, George an eminent engraver and antiquary

Died: Viner, Charles an eminent benefactor to the study of law

Born: Wakefield, Gilbert a distinguished classical scholar and critic

“A Sermon preached before his grace Charles duke of Marlborough president, and the Governors of the Hospital for the small-pox and for inoculation, at the parish church of St. Andrew, Holborn, on Thursday, April the 24th, 1755,” Warburton, William an English prelate of great abilities and eminence

Died: Watson, David known chiefly as a translator of Horace

“A Letter to the Clergy of the Church, known by the name of Unitas Fratrum, or Moravians, concerning a remarkable book of hymns used in their congregations, pointing out several inconsistencies and absurdities in the said book,” Watson, John the historian of Halifax

“The Country Gentleman’s advice to his Son;” Weston, Stephen bishop of Exeter (?–1742)

“An edition of the Works of Ben. Jonson, with notes,” Whalley, Peter an English divine and critic

Died: Wilkes, Richard an English antiquary and physician

“History of Art.” Winkelman, Abbe John an eminent antiquary

“Notes on the walls of antient Rome,” Wray, Daniel a man of taste and learning