Events noted in 1761

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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“Corps d‘observations de la Societe d’ Agriculture, de Commerce, et des Arts, etablie par Jes Etats de Bretagne,” Abeille, Louis Paul was born at Toulouse

“The Rudiments of the Greek tongue,” Addington, Stephen clergyman

“Eusebes to Philetus; or Letters from a Father to his Son, on a devout temper and life,” Addington, Stephen clergyman

Died: Alstroemer, Jonas the reviver of industry and commerce in Sweden

“J. A. the reviver of manufactures.” Alstroemer, Jonas the reviver of industry and commerce in Sweden

“Sum of St. Augustine,” Alticozzi, Laurence of an illustrious family at Cortona

“Memoires sur les Chinois,” Amiot, Father one of the most learned French missionaries in China

“Notice de l'ancienne Gaul, tirée des monumens Remains,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

“Sedulius,” Arntzenius, John Henry son of John Arntzenius

“Traitedes maladies desFemmes,” Astruc, John a very celebrated French physiciaiTj was born in 1684

“Passaggio di Venere, &c.” Audiffredi, John Baptist mathematician

“Oratio ex Harveii institute, habita in theatro coll. reg. Medicorum Lond. Oct. 19, 1761. Calci orationis accedit Commentarius quidam de Joanne Caio Anatomise conditore apud nostrates,” Baker, Sir George physician

Born: Barnave, Ant. Pierre Joseph Marie one of the active agents in the French revolution (?–1793)

“Dodsley’s Fables,” Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

“Congreve’s Works,” Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

Died: Beauchamps, Pierre François Godard De writer

“Letters to M. de Voltaire,” Beaumelle, Laurence Angliviel De La writer

Died: Belidor, Bernard Forest De a member of the academies of sciences of Paris and Berlin

“Dissertatio physica de Lumine,” Benvenuti, Joseph an Italian surgeon

“Specimen animadversionum philologkarum ad selecta Veteris Testamenti loca,” Berg, John Peter divine

“De natural! in humane corpore, vitiosa, morbosaque generatione historia,” Bianchi, John Baptist anatomist

“Dissertatio inauguralis medico-chirurgica de membrorum Amputatione rarissime administranda aut quasi abroganda,” Bilguer, John Ulric De a surgeon

Died: Boerner, Christian Frederick professor of theology at Leipsic

“La Vie et l'esprit de St. Charles Borromeo,” Borromeo, Charles cardinal

Died: Boscawen, Right Hon. Edward a brave English admiral

“Exposition” Bossuet, James bishop

“Methode a suivre dans le traitement de differentes maladies epidemiques qui regnent le plus ordinairernent dans la generality de Paris,” Boyer, John Baptist Nicholas physician

“Prospectus d'une edit. Lat. de Tacite,” Brotier, Gabriel scholar

Born: Broussonet, Peter Augustus Maria naturalist

Died: Bruce, James traveller

Died: Buonamici, Castruccio historian

“History of the War upon the Coast of Coromandel,” Cambridge, Richard Owen writer

“A letter to the author, on the electricity of a mop-stick.” Canton, John philosopher

“A letter signed Indagator, occasioned by a supposed accidental discovery of an attraction between tallow and the magnetic needle, mentioned in the preceding Magazine for August.” Canton, John philosopher

“History of St. Lewis,” Capperonnier, John was born at Mondidier in 1716

Died: Cellier, Remi a voluminous French biographer

“Francaise,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim poet

“Les vrais plaisirs ne sont faits que pour la vertu,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim poet

“Pourquoi les arts utiles ne sont-ils pas cultives preferablement aux arts agreables,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim poet

“Sur l'origine et les effets du desir de transmettre son nom a la posterite,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim poet

Died: Charlevoix, Peter Francis Xavier De Jesuit

Born: Christie, Thomas writer

“The Apology: addressed to the Critical Reviewers,” Churchill, Charles poet

“A Collection of Laws which form the constitution of the Bedford Level Corporation, with an introductory history thereof,” Cole, Charles Nalson lawyer

“History of the Jesuits,” Coudrette, Christopher Jesuit

“The History of John Sobieski,” Coyer, L'Abbé who was born at Baumeles-Nones in Franche-Comtt;

“The barbarous people sbewed us no little kindness,” Dalrymple, David antiquary

Died: Desmahis, Joseph Francis Edward De Corsembleu was born at Sully-sur-Loire in 1722

“That is indeed a man to make a friend of.” Drummond, Robert Hay prelate

“Codex,” Ducarel, Andrew Coltee antiquary

Died: Duchal, James a learned dissenting minister

“Inquiries concerning the value of Monies, and the price of Grain,” Dupre De St. Maur, Nicholas Francis master of the accounts at Paris

Died: Elizabeth, Petrovna daughter of Peter the great

“Callimachus,” Ernesti, John Augustus was born at Tacnnstadt in Thuringia

“A translation of the works of Machiavel, illustrated with annotations, dissertations, and several new plans on the art of war,” Farneworth, Ellis distinguished by translating some capital authors

“Extracts from such of the Penal Laws as particularly relate to the Peace and good Order of the Metropolis,” Fielding, Sir John was half brother

“Hist. Crit. de Nic. Flamel,” Flaminio, Mark Anthony poet

“The Lyar,” Foote, Samuel esq. called the English Aristophanes

Died: Foppens, John Francis historian

Died: Foucquet, Charles Louis Augustus count of Belle-Isle

Died: Gastrell, Francis bishop

“Theory or Law of Evidence,” Gilbert, Sir Jeffray knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer

Died: Hales, Stephen philosopher

“The Wishes of a free People,” Hiffernan, Paul a minor author of the last century

“The New Hippocratrs,” Hiffernan, Paul a minor author of the last century

Died: Hoadly, Benjamin prelate

“Toland’s Life of Milton” Hollis, Thomas esq. of Corscombe in Dorsetshire; a gentleman whose “Memoirs.” have been printed in two splendid volumes (17201774)

“Literatura Juris,” Hommel, Charles Frederick lawyer

“History of the House of Tudor;” Hume, David historian

Died: Jones, Griffith divine

“A Letter to the Rev. Mr. Kennicott, in which his Defence of the Samaritan Pentateuch is examined, and his Second Dissertation on the State of the printed Hebrew Text of the Old Testament is shewn to be in many instances injudicious and inaccurate. With a postscript, occasioned by his advertizing, before this Letter was printed, that he had an Answer to it in the press,” Kennicott, Benjamin divine

“Acta Eruditorum,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus critic

“Opuscula Poetica,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus critic

“Oratio pro Lipsii latinitate,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus critic

“Libellus de minutiarum studio et rixandi libidine grammaticorum quorundam,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus critic

“Dictionnaire du Citoycn,” Lacombe De Prezel, Honore brother of the former

Died: Law, William the author of many pious works of great popularity

“Le reves d‘Aristobule, philosophe Grec, suivis d’un abrege de la vie de Formose, philosophe Francais,” Levesque, Peter Charles writer

“The Singular Man,” Lynar, Rochus Frederic Count statesman

“A small treatise on the Christian Faith,” Madan, Martin writer

“Lettere familiare,” Magalotti, Laurence mathematician

Died: Man, James a schoolmaster of considerable learning

Died: Manfredi, Gabriel was born at Bologna

“Conspectus OriginumTypographicarum proxime in lucem edendarum,” Meerman, Gerard lawyer

Died: Michaelis, John David critic

Born: Moore, Sir John a gallant English officer

Died: Musschenbroeck, Peter De mathematician

Born: Opie, John artist

Died: Passionei, Dominick cardinal

“Memoirs of Roger de Weseham, dean of Lincoln, afterwards bishop of Lichfield, and the principal favourite of Robert Grossetete, bishop of Lincoln,” Pegge, Samuel antiquary

Born: Pelletier, Behnard a chemist of considerable eminence

Died: Poleni, John an Italian marquis

“English Grammar,” Priestley, Joseph divine (17331804)

“The Register Office,” Reed, Joseph writer

Born: Ritson, Isaac a young man of very considerable literary talents

“Two Letters to Dr. Kennicott,” Rutherforth, Thomas divine

Died: Schomberg, Isaac one of a family of physicians of some note in their day (?–1780)

Died: Smith, Chaules writer

“Tracts Physical and Mathematical,” Stewart, Matthew mathematician

Born: Tarin, Peter physician

Died: Taylor, John a learned dissenting teacher

“Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de Messieurs de la Motte et de Fontenelle,” Trublet, Nicholas Charles Joseph a French abb of temporary fame

“Doctrine of the Sphere,” Walker, George mathematician

“Resignation, a Poem,” Young, Edward poet