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

Publication: “Discours politiques, historiques, et critiques, sur quelques Gouvernments de l'Europe,” by 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

Publication: “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,” by Anderson, James writer

Publication: “Charity,'” by 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

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

Died: Barbeu Du Bourg, James physician

Died: Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

Publication: “Remarks on the Layman’s Scriptural Confutation; and letters to the rev. Thomas Randolph, D. D. containing a defence of Remarks on the Layman’s Scriptural Confutation,” by Baynes, John was born in April 1758

Publication: “Opuscula physica et chemica,” by Bergman, Sir Torbern philosopher

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

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

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

Publication: “General Theory of Algebraic Equations,” by Bezout, Stephen mathematician

Died: Bianchini, John Fortunatus philosopher

Died: Bourgelat, Claude surgeon

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

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

Died: Buck, Samuel engraver

Died: Burman, John once a pupil of Boerhaave

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

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

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

Died: Delius, Christopehr Traugott a learned German mineralogist

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

Publication: “Lucius’unius Brutus,” by Downman, Hugh physician

Publication: “De la passion du Jeu,” by Dussaulx, John writer

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

Publication: “Prior’s Works,” by Evans, Thomas bookseller

Publication: “Peck’s Desiderata Curiosa,” by Evans, Thomas bookseller

Publication: “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,” by Fell, John a dissenting minister of considerable learning

Died: Fleming, Caleb a dissenting minister

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

Publication: “Select Satires of Horace,” by Geddes, Alexander divine

Publication: “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,” by Gibbon, Edward historian

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

Publication: “Palasologia therapirc,” by Hebenstreit, John Ernest physician

Died: Hervey, Augustus John third earl of Bristol

Died: Hudson, Thomas painter

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

Died: Kalm, Peter naturalist

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

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

Publication: “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,” by Macpherson, James an author whose fame rests chiefly on his being the editor of Ossian’s poems

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

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

Died: Mengs, Antony Raphael painter

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

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

Publication: “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,” by Pott, Percival surgeon (17131788)

Died: Rawlinson, Richard antiquary

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

Publication: “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,” by Sanchez, Thomas Anthony a learned Spaniard

Publication: “De custodia aegrorum,” by Strack, Charles physician

Publication: “De fraudibus conductorum nutricum,” by Strack, Charles physician

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

Publication: “Selecta quaedam Theocriti Idyllia,” by Theocritus poet

Publication: “The English Green-box,” by Tickell, Richard writer

Publication: “Instructions sur la religion naturelle,” by 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

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