Events noted in 1759

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: “Search of Truth,” by Abbt, Thomas writer

Publication: “Reflections on a plan of Study for young men of rank,” by Abbt, Thomas writer

Died: Adam, Nicholas-Sebastian artist

Publication: “Timandre instruit par son genie,” by Albert, Louis Joseph D' grandson of the constable de Luynes

Publication: “Elemens de Philosophic,” by Alembert, John Le Rond D' philosopher

Publication: “Pieces fugitives pour servir, &c.” by Angouleme, Charles De Valois Duke D' the natural son of Charles IX. and Maria Touchet

Publication: “Semaine Litteraire,” by Aquino De Chateau Lyon, Peter Louis and a bachelor of medicine

Publication: “Lettres interessantes pour les medicins de profession, utiles aux ecclesiastiques,” by Ardene, John Paul De Rome D' and a priest of the Oratory

Publication: “Pieces fugitives pour i'histoire de France,” by Aubais, Charles De Baschi marquis of

Publication: “L'Ordene de chivalerie,” by Barbazan, Stephen antiquary

Publication: “Dr. Newton’s edition of Milton,” by Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

Publication: “Theses,” by Bassius, Henry anatomist

Publication: “L'Heureux citoyen,” by Beurieu, Gaspard Guillard De writer

Publication: “Reflexions theologiques sur le premier vol.' des lettres de Pabbe de Villefroi a ses eleves, &c.” by Besoigne, Jerome a doctor of the Sorbonne

Publication: “Institutions politiques,” by Bielfeld, James Frederick Baron De was born at Hamburgh March 31

Died: Boulanger, Nicholas Anthony one of the earliest French infidels

Died: Bradbury, Thomas preacher

Publication: “Anthologia,” by Burman, Peter called the second

Born: Burns, Robert poet

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

Born: Carlyle, Rev. Joseph Dacre vicar of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Publication: “Eloge de Fontenelle,” by Cat, Claude Nicholas Le physician

Publication: “The Penman’s employment,” by Champion, Joseph a celebrated English penman

Publication: “Sylloge nova Epistolarum,” by Cuper, Gisbert philologist

Died: Eller, John Theodore, De Brockhusen physician

Publication: “An Account of the Complaint and Cure of Marianne Pigalle,” by Epee, Charles Michel De L' a very ingenious and benevolent French abbé

Publication: “Homer,” by Ernesti, John Augustus was born at Tacnnstadt in Thuringia

Publication: “L'Europe vivante et mourante,” by Estrees, Cæsar D' cardinal

Publication: “Description de l‘Angleterre, de l’Ecosse, et de Irelande,” by Expilli, John Joseph writer

Died: Farquhar, George writer

Publication: “The Prussian Tactics,” by Fawcett, Sir William, K.B. a brave English officer

Publication: “Dissertationum Variarum,” by Frisi, Paul mathematician

Publication: “I can, if I please, be honoured with the purple, but I know the court of Rome, and I do not wish to be called cardinal Centaur /” by Furietti, Joseph Alexander antiquary

Died: Garengeot, Rp.Ne Jamf.S Croissant De surgeon

Died: Gaubil, Antony one of the French missionaries in China

Publication: “Philosophy of Rhetoric.” by Gerard, Alexander divine

Publication: “An Essay on Taste,” by Gerard, Alexander divine

Born: Godwin, Mary a lady of very extraordinary genius

Publication: “Present State of Polite Literature,” by Goldsmith, Oliver poet

Publication: “Sur le Droit qu'ont les Cures de commettre leur Vicaires, et les Confesseurs, dans leur Paroisses,” by Gueret, Gabriel writer

Publication: “Sermons,” by Hervey, James divine

Publication: “Historical Law Tracts,” by Home, Henry usually called Lord Kames

Publication: “Life of colonel Gardiner.” by Hunt, Thomas a learned Hebraist

Publication: “Miscellaneous Tracts.” by Hyde, Edward earl of Clarendon

Died: Jackson, Joseph an ingenious letter-founder

Died: Juncker, Gottlob John physician

Publication: “Cissides,” by Kleist, Christian Ewald Von poet

Publication: “Carminum liber unus,” by Klotz, Christian Adolphus critic

Publication: “Dictionnaire portatif des Beaux Arts,” by Lacombe, James historian

Died: Langrish, Browne physician

Publication: “De Hydrope,” by Lawrence, Thomas physician

Died: Locker, John, Esq. F. S. A. son of Stephen Locker

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

Publication: “New Elements of Optics,” by Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

Publication: “Mathematical Institutions, viz. arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and fluxions,” by Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

Publication: “Natural History of England, with a map of each county,” by Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

Publication: “Philology and Philosophical Geography,” by Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

Publication: “Caractacus” by Mason, William divine

Died: Maupertuis, Peter Louis Morceau De mathematician

Publication: “An encouragement to a good life; particularly addressed to some soldiers quartered at Reading,” by Merrick, James divine and poet

Publication: “Syntagma commentationum,” by Michaelis, John David critic

Publication: “Critical Lectures on the principal Psalms which treat of Christ,” by Michaelis, John David critic

Publication: “Trait 6 des prets de commerce,” by Mignot, Stephen a learned French canonist

Publication: “Chemical Works, abridged and methodized,” by Neumann, Caspar an eminent chemist

Publication: “Chronological abridgment of the Roman History,” by Nugent, Thomas writer

Died: Parkhurst, John divine

Born: Pitt, William and his legitimate successor in political talents and celebrity

Born: Porson, Richard critic

Died: Powell, William Samuel divine

Born: Robespierre, Maximilian Isidore the most ferocious of those tyrants which the French revolution produced

Publication: “Twelve Sermons upon Solomon’s Song,” by Romaine, William divine

Died: Rosel, John Augustus painter

Died: Roy, Julian David Le antiquary

Publication: “Origeniana” by Rue, Charles De La Benedictine

Publication: “De variis cataractam extrahendi modis,” by Sabatier, Raphael - Bienvenu surgeon

Born: Schiller, Frederic writer

Publication: “De recondita febrium intermittentium et reuiittentium natura,” by Senac, John physician

Died: Tertre, Francis Joachim Duport Du writer

Publication: “DePatriae Oratio,” by Tiraboschi, Jerome one of the most valuable Italian writers of the last century

Publication: “High Life below Stairs,” by Townley, James a learned master of Merchant Taylors’ school

Publication: “Inquiry, historical and critical, into the evidence against Mary queen of Scots, and an examination of the Histories of Dr. Robertson and Mr. Hume, with respect to that evidence,” by Tytler, William writer

Publication: “Description abregee des maladies qui regnent communement dans les arme'es,” by Van Swieten, Gerard one of the most celebrated physicians of the last century

Publication: “Sermons on various subjects,” by Venn, Henry divine

Publication: “The Variance between real and nominal Christians considered, and the cause of it explained,” by Venn, Henry divine

Died: Warburton, John antiquary

Publication: “Gentleman’s Diary” by Wildbore, Charles mathematician (1717–?)