Events noted in 1782

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.

1781 1783


Died: Abney, Sir Thomas an eminent magistrate of the city of London (16391722)

“Essay on the history of the Civilization of Mankind,” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“A Letter to the right hon. Charles Jenkinson,” Almon, John a bookseller

“The interest of Great Britain, with regard to her American Colonies, considered,” Anderson, James LL. D. an eminent agricultural writer

Died: Arcere, Louis Etienne priest of the oratory

“Biographia Dramatica” Baker, Henry an ingenious and diligent naturalist

“Journal deaf Savans” Beauchamps, Joseph a member of the national Institute of France

“De Talaitement et de la premiere Education des Enfans,” Beurieu, Gaspard Guillard De a French miscellaneous writer

Died: Benzel De Sternau, Anselm Francis De a privy counsellor of the electorate of Meritz

“Amants Republicains, ou Lettrea de Nicias et Cynire,” Berenger, John Peter a French miscellaneous writer

Died: Berenger, Richard esq. many years gentleman of the horse to his majesty

“Pharmacopoeia Medici,” Berkenhout, Dr. John an English miscellaneous writer

Died: Bernoulli, Daniel a celebrated physician and philosopher

“De la reforme politique des Juifs,” Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

“A description of the fountain of Dribourg,” Beroldingen, Francis De an eminent mineralogist

“Memoires sur les moyens qui ont fait prosperer les manufactures de Lyon,” Bertholon, De St. Lazare a French philosopher

“La mesure du temps appliquee a la navigation,” Berthoud, Ferdinand an eminent French marine clock-maker

Born: Besiers, Michael a canon of St

“The natural history of German Fishes,” Bloch, Mark Eliezer an eminent naturalist

“Dictionary of German proverbs,” Blum, Joachim Christian a German poet

“Rosina,” Brooke, Frances whose maiden name was Moore

Died: Bure, William Francis De an eminent bookseller at Paris

“Traite de la force de bois,” Camus, Antony Le a French physician

“Nouveaux principes de Physique,” Carra, John Lewis one of those French philosophers and statesmen to whom the revolution gave a shortlived importance

Died: Cole, William an eminent antiquary and benefactor to the history and antiquities of England

Died: Conybeare, John a learned divine and prelate of the church of England

Died: Costard, George a learned clergyman of the church of England

Born: Coyer, L'Abbé who was born at Baumeles-Nones in Franche-Comtt;

“Anecdotes of eminent Painters in Spain,” Cumberland, Richard a late dramatic and miscellaneous writer

Died: Day, Thomas a poetical and miscellaneous writer

“Seduction, or the Cause of injured Innocence pleaded, a Poem,” De Courcy, Richard vicar of St

“A Typographical History of Vienna from the year 1482 to 1560,” Denis, Michael an eminent German bibliographer

Died: Drinker, Edward was born on the 24th of December

Died: Durand, David a very eloquent French protcstant preacher at the Savoy in London

Died: Dyer, John an English poet

“Manuel geographe,” Expilli, John Joseph a French writer

“Diatribe qua bibliographies antiquarise et sacrae critices capita aliquot illustrantur,” Fabricy, Gabriel a French Dominican

“Gaiathee,” Florian, John Peter Claris De a very popular French writer

“Lemons elementaires d'histoire naturelle et de chimie,” Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

Died: Francois, Laurence a French abbé and very useful writer

“Philosophical Tracts,” Frisi, Paul a very eminent philosopher and mathematician

“Letters of a Peruvian Princess,” Grafigny, Frances D'Isembourg D'Happoncourt, Dame De a French lady of literary reputation

Died: Hamel Du Monceau, Henry Lewis Du an eminent French writer on rural ceconomy and vegetable physiology

“Letters to Lady Frances Shirley,” Hervey, James an English divine of exemplary piety and virtue

Died: Home, Henry usually called Lord Kames

“Guide” Lanzi, Lewis an able Italian antiquary

“De serificio civium bologmensium libellus singularis,” Lassala, Manuel a Spanish Ex-jesuit

Died: Mangey, Thomas a learned English divine

“L‘age d’or,” Marechal, Peter Sylvanus a miscellaneous French writer

Died: Margraf, Andrew Sigismond a celebrated chemist

“Ode to Mr. Pitt,” Mason, William a distinguished poet and divine of the last century

Died: Monckton, Hon. Robert great grandson of the preceding

“Rape of the Seraglio,” Mozart, John Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus an eminent musician

“Idomeneo,” Mozart, John Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus an eminent musician

“Dialogues of the Dead with the Living,” Parsons, Philip an English divine

“Curialia; or an historical account of some branches of the Royal Household,” Pegge, Samuel son of the preceding

Died: Pellerin, Joseph famous for his collection of medals

“History of Hinckley,” Percy, Thomas a late learned prelate

“A Treatise on the study of Antiquities,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“A Memorial addressed to the Sovereigns of America,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Sketches of the progress of Botany in England.” Pulteney, Richard a distinguished botanist and able physician

“Psyche,” Ridley, Dr. Gloster a learned divine

“On Culinary Poisons.” Robertson, Joseph a learned English divine and miscellaneous writer

Died: Romaine, William an English divine and writer of great popularity

“Digest of the Highway Laws.” Scott, John a poet of considerable genius

Died: Simpson, Thomas professor of mathematics in the king’s academy at Woolwich

Died: Torre, John Maria De La a celebrated philosopher

“Observations on the three first volumes of the History of English Poetry, in a familiar letter to the author,” Warton, Thomas the historian of English poetry

“A Plan of Association on Constitutional Principles” Williams, David a literary and religious projector of some note (17381816)

Died: Wilson, Richard a very distinguished artist of the last century

“De morbis quibusdam commentarii,” Wintringham, Clifton an eminent physician

“Euripides” Wodhull, Michael the first translator into English verse of all the tragedies and fragments of Euripides which are extant