Events noted in 1776

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.

1775 1777


Publication: “Descriptio Egypti, Arab, et Lat. ed. Jo. Dav. Michaelis,” by Abulfeda, Ishmael historian

Publication: “The Works in Architecture of R. and J. Adam,” by Adam, Robert architect

Publication: “Genealogist,” by Alexander, William poet and statesman

Publication: “A sketch of the Life and Character of Bishop Treror,” by Allan, George antiquary

Publication: “An essay towards an interpretation of the Prophecies of Daniel, with occasional remarks upon some of the most celebrated commentaries on them,” by Amner, Richard divine

Publication: “A practical treatise on Chimneys; containing full directions for constructing them in all cases, so as to draw well, and for removing smoke in houses,” by Anderson, James writer

Publication: “Free Thoughts on the American Contest,” by Anderson, James writer

Publication: “An Election Ball,” by Anstey, Christopher poet

Publication: “Memoires sur la Chine,” by Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

Died: Avison, Charles musician

Publication: “Dissertatio de Babrio,” by Babrias poet

Publication: “Sylloge opusculorum selectorum argument! medicopract.” by Baldinger, Ernest Gottfried physician

Publication: “Repository,” by Battie, William physician (17041764)

Publication: “Essai sur le recit,” by Berardier De Bataut, Francis Joseph a doctor of the Sorbonne

Publication: “Nouvelles litteraires de divers pais,” by Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

Publication: “Memoirs of a private Society in Bohemia.” by Born, Ignatius Baron

Publication: “Traite de la ferrure,” by Bourgelat, Claude surgeon

Publication: “Memoire sur les maladies contagieuses du betail,” by Bourgelat, Claude surgeon

Died: Bradley, James Savilian professor of astronomy in Oxford

Publication: “Observations on some of the probable effects of Mr. Gilbert’s bill, with remarks deduced from Dr. Price’s account of the national debt,” by Brand, John rector of St

Died: Cadogan, William first earl of Cadogan

Publication: “Lectures” by Campbell, George divine

Publication: “A Lecture on Mimickry,” by Carey, George Savile son of the above

Died: Castello, Gabriel Lancelot antiquary

Publication: “Analecta,” by Cleanthes philosopher

Publication: “Course of Study,” by Condillac, Stephen-Bonnot De of the French academy and that of Berlin

Publication: “Crudities hastily gobbled up in five months travels in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia, Helvetia, some parts of High Germany, and the Netherlands, 1611,” by Coryate, Thomas the eccentric son of the preceding

Publication: “Hubert! Langueti Epistolae ad Philippum Syclm-ium eqtritem Anglum, ace ura rite D. Dalrymple de Hailes eq.” by Dalrymple, David antiquary

Publication: “The Devoted Legions,” by Day, Thomas writer

Publication: “Nathan’s Message to David, a Sermon;” by De Courcy, Richard vicar of St

Publication: “A Reply to Parmenas,” by De Courcy, Richard vicar of St

Publication: “A systematic catalogue of Butterflies in the environs of Vienna,” by Denis, Michael bibliographer

Publication: “Essai sur les phenomenes relatifs aux disparitions periodiques del'anneaude Saturne,” by Dionis Du Sejour, Achilles Peter one of the first French astronomers of the last century

Died: Ditton, Humphrey mathematician

Publication: “Locke’s Common- place book to the Bible,” by Dodd, Dr. William divine

Died: Drummond, Robert Hay prelate

Publication: “A Companion to the Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland,” by Edmondson, Joseph Mowbray herald extraordinary

Publication: “Institution des Sourds et Muets, par la voie des signes methodiques,” by Epee, Charles Michel De L' a very ingenious and benevolent French abbé

Publication: “Dissertations relative to Natural Philosophy and Chemistry,” by Erxleben, John Christian Polycarp naturalist

Publication: “Nicolson’s Historical Library,” by Evans, Thomas bookseller

Publication: “Inquiry” by Farmer, Hugh divine

Died: Ferguson, James philosopher

Died: Foulis, Robert And Andrew two learned printers of Scotland

Publication: “English Medals,” by Fountaine, Sir Andrew knt. whose ancestors were seated at Narford

Publication: “The Contract,” by Francklin, Thomas chaplain in ordinary to his majesty

Died: Freron, Elie Catherine a French journalist

Died: Freytag, Frederic Gotthilf historian

Publication: “L'Histoire Naturelle de la Parole, ou precis de la Grammaire Universelle,” by Gebelin, Anthony Court De writer

Publication: “An Apology for Christianity, in a series of letters, addressed to Edward Gibbon, esq. By R. Watson, D. D. F. R. S. and regius professor of divinity in the university of Cambridge” by Gibbon, Edward historian

Publication: “The History of the establishment of Christianity, compiled from Jewish and Heathen authors only; translated from the French of professor Bullet, &c. By William Salisbury, B. D. with notes by the translator, and some strictures on Mr. Gib ­bon’s Account of Christianity, and its first teachers,” by Gibbon, Edward historian

Died: Haen, Anthony De professor of medicine in the university of Vienna

Publication: “Bibl. Medicinæ Practicæ,” by Haller, Albert De one of the most eminent physicians and philosophers of the eighteenth century

Publication: “Campi PhJegraei,” by Hamilton, Sir William a gentleman of great eminence in the literary and political world

Publication: “Gustavus Vasa,” by Harpe, John Francis De La one of the ablest French writers of the last century

Died: Harrison, John a most accurate mechanic

Publication: “Bibliotheque” by Herbelot, Bartholomew D' an eminent Orientalist of France

Publication: “Three fragments on the new German Literature,” by Herder, John Gottfried philosopher (?–1803)

Died: Hoadly, John LL. D. the youngest son of Dr

Died: Hume, David historian

Publication: “Moral Demonstration of the Truth of the Christian Religion,” by Hurd, Richard prelate

Died: James, Dr. Robert physician

Publication: “Original Works in verse and prose,” by King, Dn. William writer

Died: Lecchi, John Anthony a learned Italian mathe. matician

Publication: “Trattato de' canali navigabili,” by Lecchi, John Anthony a learned Italian mathe. matician

Publication: “The Rights of Great Britain asserted against the Claims of the Colonies; being an answer to the declaration of the general congress,” by Macpherson, James an author whose fame rests chiefly on his being the editor of Ossian’s poems

Died: Maty, Paul Henry son of the former

Publication: “Origin of Printing,” by Middleton, Conyers divine

Died: Newdigate, Sir Roger, Bart. of Arbury in Warwickshire

Publication: “Essai stir le Patois Lorrain,” by Oberlin, Jeremiah James scholar

Publication: “A Collation of the Account of the dedication of the Temple, printed in The Origin of Printing,'” by Owen, Henry divine

Died: Papillon, John was one of a family of engravers on wood

Publication: “A Topographical Description of such parts of North America as are contained in the annexed map of the middle British Colonies, &c. in North America,” by Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

Publication: “Wealth of Nations,” by Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

Publication: “Drainage and Navigation, but one united work,” by Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

Publication: “Observations on the London and Edinburgh Dispensatories, with an account of the various subjects of the Materia Medica, not contained in either of those works,” by Rutty, John writer

Publication: “Spiritual Diary and Soliloquies,” by Rutty, John writer

Died: Saint-Andre', Nathanael anatomist

Publication: “Sermons” by Sherlock, Thomas bishop

Publication: “Essay on the Origin of Languages,” by Tiedemann, Dieterich philosopher

Publication: “Collection of hymns for public and private worship,” by Toplady, Augustus Montague a strenuous champion for the Calvinism of the church of England

Died: Wall, John physician

Publication: “Amwell,” by Warner, William poet

Publication: “Family Discourses, by a country gentleman,” by Weston, Stephen bishop (?–1742)