Events noted in 1772

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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Died: Achard, Anthony a learned Prussian divine

“Glossarium manuale ad scriptores medii et infimae Latinitatis,” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“Letter to the earl of Bute,” Almon, John a bookseller

“The Chinese Military Art,” Amiot, Father one of the most learned French missionaries in China

“Histoire de S. Maur, abbé de Glanfeuil,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph a French historian

“L'empire Turc considéré dans son etablissment et ses accroissemens,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

“L'empire de Russie, considéré dans son origine et ses accroissemens,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

Died: Aquino, Louis Claude De a celebrated French musician

“L‘Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’Europe par de Buat,” Arnaud, Francis a French miscellaneous writer of considerable note

Died: Bagard, Charles an eminent French physician

“Indices Tres,” Baker, William a learned printer

“Observations on Church Authority.” Balguy, Thomas son of the above

Born: Barral, Abbe Peter born at Grenoble

“Electricismo artificiale,” Beccaria, John Baptist a monk of the EcolesPies

“History of Embanking,” Bell, Beaupre an English antiquary

Died: Bellin, Nicholas geographical engineer of the marine

“Some historical account of Guinea, with an enquiry into the rise and progress of the Slave Trade, its nature, and lamentable effects,” Benezet, Anthony an American philanthropist

“Riflessioni sur Gesuitismo,” Benvenuti, Charles an Italian Jesuit

“Histoire de Geneve, depuis son origine jusqu'a nos jours,” Berenger, John Peter a French miscellaneous writer

“Recueil pour les Astronomes,” Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

Died: Bidermann, John Theophilus a very learned and voluminous German writer

Died: Bleterie, John Philip Rene De La was born at Rennes

“Architecture Francaise,” Blondel, James Francis nephew of the preceding

“The Freeholder,” Boyd, Hugh a writer who would scarcely have deserved notice

“Corrections in verse, from the father of the college, on son Cadogan’s Gout dissertation; containing false physic, false logic, false philosophy,” Browne, Sir William a physician of the last century

“Speech to the Royal Society,” Browne, Sir William a physician of the last century

“Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick a celebrated Greek scholar and critic

“L‘Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’Europe,” Buat-Nancay, Louis Gabriel Du chevalier and count of Nanay

“Heche rches sur l‘Histoire d’Allemagne,” Buat-Nancay, Louis Gabriel Du chevalier and count of Nanay

“Introduction to the law relative to Trials at Nisi Prius,” Buller, Sir Francis a judge of the court of king’s-bench and common-pleas

Died: Camus, Antony Le a French physician

“Remarks on Gibbon’s Roman History,” Chelsum, James a learned divine of the church of England

Born: Cottin, Sophia De a French lady of considerable talents

“Thoughts onour acquisitions in the East Indies, particularly respecting Bengal,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“General View of the East India Company’s Affairs (written in January 1769), to which are added some Observations on the present State of the Company’s Affairs,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Experiences sur la Bile, et les cadavres des pestiferes, faites par M. D.; accompagnees des Lettres, &c.” Deidier, Anthony a voluminous writer on almost every branch of medicine

“History and Antiquities of Rochester,” Denne, Samuel youngest son of the preceding

Died: Duclos, Charles Dineau born at Dinant in Bretagne

“Confusion worse confounded Rout on Rout or the bishop of Gloucester’s Commentary upon Rice or Arise Evans’s Echo from Heaven, examined and exposed. By Indignatio,” Evans, Arise was a Welch conjuror

“An address to the serious and candid professors of Christianity,” Evans, Caleb a dissenting minister of the baptist persuasion at Bristol (17371791)

“The Love of our Country, with historical notes,” Evans, Evan a Welch divine and poet

“Des litres primitifs de la revelation, ou, considerations critiques sur la purete* et I‘integrit6 du texte original des livres saints de l’Ancien Testament,” Fabricy, Gabriel a French Dominican

“Aphorismi de Marasmo, ex summis medicis collecti,” Farr, Samuel an eminent physician at Taunton

“Astronomy x explained upon sir Isaac Newton’s principles,” Ferguson, James an eminent experimental philosopher

“Lectures on select subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, and Optics,” Ferguson, James an eminent experimental philosopher

Died: Florez, Henry a Spanish Augustine

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

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

Died: Frezier

“Second Persian Journey,” Gmelin, Samuel Gottlieb nephew to the preceding

Died: Græme, John a young man of Scotland whose genius and learning have been most injudiciously heightened

“Bibliotheque ecclesiastique,” Guyon, Marie-Claude a French historian

“Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and other Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies,” Hamilton, Sir William a gentleman of great eminence in the literary and political world

“On the origin of Language,” Herder, John Gottfried a German philosopher of the new school

“Genuine Letters from a gentleman to a young lady his pupil,” Hull, Thomas a late dramatic and miscellaneous writer

Died: Jebb, Samuel, M. D. a native of Nottingham

“Hamlet,” Jennens, Charles, Esq. a gentleman of considerable fortune at Gopsal

“Reflections on the Negro Cause,” Long, Edward author of a valuable History of Jamaica

“A comment on the Thirty-nine Articles,” Madan, Martin a celebrated preacher and writer

“Memoirs of Russia,” Manstein, Christopher Herman De a celebrated Russian officer and writer

“Eifnda” Mason, William a distinguished poet and divine of the last century

“Journal,” Morland, Sir Samuel, Bart. a man of very considerable celebrity in his day

“Journal of the Swedish Embassy in 1653 and 1654,” Morton, Charles a learned physician and antiquary

Died: North, George an English antiquary

Died: Nugent, Thomas a miscellaneous writer and translator of the last century

“The Joineriana or, The Book of Scraps,” Paterson, Samuel a gentleman who deserves honourable notice in the literary history of his country

“An assemblage of coins fabricated by authority of the archbishops of Canterbury. To which are subjoined two Dissertations,” Pegge, Samuel an eminent and laborious antiquary

“Fitz-Stephen’s Description of the city of London,” Pegge, Samuel an eminent and laborious antiquary

“Tour in Scotland,” Pennant, Thomas an eminent traveller

“An Account of the Method of obtaining a perfect or radical Cure of the Hydrocele, or Watry Rupture, by means of a seton,” Pott, Percival an English surgeon of the highest eminence (17131788)

“Considerations on the indignity suffered by the Crown, and dishonour brought upon the Nation, by the Marriage of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland with an English subject,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Observations on different kinds of Air,” Pringle, Sir John baronet (17071782)

“Academical Discourses” Rezzonico, Anthony Joseph, Count an excellent scholar

“La Morale evangelique, comparée à celle des differentes sectes de religion et de philosophie,” Rose, John Baptist a worthy French priest

“Natural History of the county of Dublin.” Rutty, John a medical observer and writer of very considerable learning

“An Essay towards a Natural History of the County of Dublin,” Rutty, John a medical observer and writer of very considerable learning

“Sermons” Sharpe, Gregory master of the Temple

“Gent. Mag.” Spence, Joseph an English divine

“De coiica pictonum,” Strack, Charles a very skilful German physician and writer

Died: Swedenborg, Emanuel a Swedish enthusiast

Died: Toussaint, Francis Vincent a French writer

Died: Usher, James an ingenious writer

“Essai sur Pindare,” Vauvilliers, John Francis a French writer of considerable talents

“Proprietates Algebraicarum Curvarum,” Waring, Edward Lucasian professor of mathematics in the university of Cambridge

Died: Wilkie, William a Scotch poet of some fame in his day

Died: Wilson, Bernard an English divine and writer