Events noted in 1779

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.

1778 1780


Died: Adelburner, Michael mathematician

Died: Albani, Alexander an eminent virtuoso

“Discours politiques, historiques, et critiques, sur quelques Gouvernments de l'Europe,” Albon, Claude Camille, Francois Count D' was born at Lyons in 1753

Died: Alcock, Nathan physician

Died: Almici, Peter Camille a priest of the oratory

“An enquiry into the causes that have hitherto retarded the advancement of Agriculture in Europe; with hints for removing the circumstances that have chiefly obstructed its progress,” Anderson, James writer

“Charity,'” Anstey, Christopher poet

Died: Armstrong, John physician

Died: Attaignant, Gabriel Charles De L' poet

Died: Ayscough, George Edward esq. a lieutenant in the first regiment of foot-guards

“Reflections on the impropriety and expediency of Lay Subscription in the university of Oxford.” Bagot, Lewis prelate

Died: Barbeu Du Bourg, James physician

Died: Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

“Opuscula physica et chemica,” Bergman, Sir Torbern philosopher

Died: Bernard, Sir Francis descended from an ancient and respectable family originally of Yorkshire

“Description d'un Voyage en Prusse, en Russie, et en Pologne, en 1777 et 1778,” Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

“Amoenitates Poeticae,” Beza, Theodore one of the chief promoters of the Reformation

“General Theory of Algebraic Equations,” Bezout, Stephen mathematician

Died: Bianchini, John Fortunatus philosopher

Died: Bourgelat, Claude veterinary surgeon

“Sophoclis Elettra, et Euripidus Andromache,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick critic

“Sophoclis Oedipus Tyrannus, et Euripidis Orestes,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick critic

Died: Buck, Samuel engraver

Died: Burman, John once a pupil of Boerhaave

“Code of Health and Longevity,” Cornaro, Lewis a Venetian of noble extraction

“New observations on England,” Coyer, L'Abbé who was born at Baumeles-Nones in Franche-Comtt;

“Felsina Pittrice.” Crespi, Joseph Maria sometimes called La Spagnuolo

Died: Delius, Christopehr Traugott a learned German mineralogist

“Collectio judiciorum de novis erroribus.” Dolet, Stephen writer

“Lucius’unius Brutus,” Downman, Hugh physician

“De la passion du Jeu,” Dussaulx, John writer

“Catalogus Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis Nummorum veterum,” Eckhel, Joseph Hilary antiquary

“Prior’s Works,” Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

“Peck’s Desiderata Curiosa,” Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

“Daemoniacs. An enquiry into the Heathen and the Scripture doctrine of Daemons, in which the hypothesis of the rev. Mr. Farmer and others on the subject are particularly considered,” Fell, John a dissenting minister of considerable learning

Died: Fleming, Caleb a dissenting minister

“A Letter to the right Honourable the earl of Sandwich,” Forster, George was born at Dantzic in 1754

“Select Satires of Horace,” Geddes, Alexander divine

“A Vindication of somepassages in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Chapters of the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. By the author,” Gibbon, Edward historian

“A short Appeal to the public. By the gentleman who is particularly addressed in the postscript of the Vindication,” Gibbon, Edward historian

“Palasologia therapirc,” Hebenstreit, John Ernest physician

Died: Hervey, Augustus John third earl of Bristol

Died: Hudson, Thomas painter

“Experiments on Vegetables, discovering their great power of purifying the common air in sunshine, but injuring it in the shade or night.” Ingenhouz, John physician

Died: Kalm, Peter naturalist

“L‘homme pensant, ou Essai sur l’histoire de l'esprit humain,” Levesque, Peter Charles writer

“A short History of the Opposition during the last session of parliament,” Macpherson, James an author whose fame rests chiefly on his being the editor of Ossian’s poems

“The History and Management of the East India Company, from its origin in 1600 to the present times, vol. I. containing the affairs of the Carnatic; in which the rights of the nabob are explained, and the injustice of the company proved,” Macpherson, James an author whose fame rests chiefly on his being the editor of Ossian’s poems

“Tombeau de J. J. Rousseau,” Marechal, Peter Sylvanus writer

“Le Livre de tous les ages,” Marechal, Peter Sylvanus writer

Died: Mengs, Antony Raphael painter

“Free thoughts on the inconsistency of conforming to any religious test, as a condition of Toleration, with the true principle of Protestant Dissent,” Palmer, John writer

“Observations in defence of the Liberty of Man, as a moral agent; in answer to Dr. Priestley’s Illustrations of Philosophical Necessity,” Palmer, John writer

“Remarks on that kind of Palsy of the lower Limbs, which is frequently found to accompany a Curvature of the Spine, and is supposed to be caused by it; together with its Method of Cure,” Pott, Percival an English surgeon of the highest eminence (17131788)

Died: Rawlinson, Richard antiquary

“Notices historiques et critiques sur deux manuscrits de la bibliotheque du due de la Valliere,” Rive, John Joseph writer

“Collection of Castiliian poetry anterior to the fifteenth century, to which are prefixed memoirs of the first marquis of Santillane, and a letter addressed to the constable of Portugal, on the origin of Spanish poetry,” Sanchez, Thomas Anthony a learned Spaniard

“De custodia aegrorum,” Strack, Charles physician

“De fraudibus conductorum nutricum,” Strack, Charles physician

“Observations concerning the public Law and Constitutional History of Scotland,” Stuart, Gilbert historian

“Selecta quaedam Theocriti Idyllia,” Theocritus poet

“The English Green-box,” Tickell, Richard writer

“Instructions sur la religion naturelle,” Trembley, Abraham naturalist

Died: Watson, Sir William eminent for his skill in botany and electricity

Died: West, Thomas the ingenious author of “The History of Furness

Died: Wilkes, John a very singular political character in the early part of the present reign

“A farther Enquiry into the case of the Gospel-Demoniacs, occasioned by Mr. Farmer’s on the subject,” Worthington, William divine