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 physician

“Observations Anatomical and Physical,” Akenside, Mark 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 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 mathematician

Died: Bachius, John Augustus critic

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

“Practice of Painting and Perspective made easy,” Bardwell, Thomas artist

“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 writer

“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 anatomist

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

“La Citadelle coupee,” Bilfinger, George Bernard philosopher

“His inquiry into the share which king Charles the First had in the transactions of the earl of Glamorgan.” Birch, Thomas writer

“Recherches sur le pouls par raport aux crises,” Bordeu, Theophilus De was born Feb. 22

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

Born: Bourgeois, Sir Francis knight

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

“Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes,” Brosses, Charles De writer

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

“Athelstan” Brown, John writer

Died: Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt 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 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 antiquary

Died: Byng, George lord viscount Torrington

Born: Cabanis, Peter John George physician

“Abdeker,” Camus, Antony Le physician

“Histoire générale du Paraguay,” Charlevoix, Peter Francis Xavier De Jesuit

Born: Charnock, John writer

Born: Collins, David historian

Died: Concina, Daniel divine

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

Born: Currie, James physician

“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 poet

Died: Edwards, Bryan historian

Died: Emlyn, Thomas 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 physician

Died: Gamaches, Stephen Simon writer

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

Died: Goldsmith, Oliver poet

“History of France,” Griffet, Henry writer

“Vie de Pithou,” Grosley, Peter John antiquary

“Histoire generale des Huns, des Turcs, des Mogols, et des antres Tartares occidentaux,” Guignes, Joseph De scholar

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

Died: Hebenstreit, John Ernest physician

“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 writer

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

“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 divine

“Sermons,” Jerusalem, John-Frederick William divine

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

“The Helvetiad,” Keate, George 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 anatomist

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

Died: Lussan, Margaret De writer

“Les Annales Romaines,” Macquer, Philip 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 divine

“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 writer

“Lettre sur la qustlite des Eaux de Luxeuil en Tranche Comte,” Morand, John Francis Clement was born at Paris in April 1726

Died: Murray, William, Earl Of Mansfield lawyer

“Essay on the origin of Human Knowledge,” Nugent, Thomas writer

“Discours Pathetique” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight

“A Series of Dissertations on some elegant and very raluable Anglo-Saxon Remains,” Pegge, Samuel 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 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 writer

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

Died: Saxi historian

“Archiepiscoporum Mediolanensium Series critico-chronologica,” Saxi historian

Born: Schomberg, Alexander Crowcher clergyman (?–1792)

“Euclid’s Elements,” Simson, Robert mathematician

“Power,” Smart, Christopher poet

“Compendium of Voyages,” Smollett, To Bias historian

“Critical Review,” Smollett, To Bias historian

“Essays of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh,” Stewart, Matthew 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 antiquary

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

Born: Wakefield, Gilbert 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 prelate

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 historian

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

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

Died: Wilkes, Richard antiquary

“History of Art.” Winkelman, Abbe John antiquary

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