Events noted in 1784

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.

1783 1785


“The Life of St. Paul the Apostle,” Addington, Stephen clergyman

“Supplements to Jcecher’s Dictionary of Literary Men,” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“Arenarius, a treatise on numbering the sand.” Anderson, George a young man of extraordinary talents

“Histoire de S. Fiacre,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph historian

“Bibliotheque litteraire du Maine,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph historian

Died: Arnaud, Francis writer

“T. Hemsterhusii et Valckenarii Orationes,” Arnaud, George D' critic (17111740)

“An Analysis of a course of Lectures on the principles of Natural Philosophy, read in the university of Cambridge, by G. A. &c.” Atwood, George mathematician

“Introduzione alia storia naturale e alia Geografia fisica di Spagna,” Azara, Don Joseph Nicolas D' statesman

“Le Manage de Figaro,” Beaumarchais, Peter Augustin Caron De writer

“Translation of Spailanzani’s dissertations on Natural History,” Beddoes, Thomas a gentleman of Welch extraction

“Notes to a translation of Bergman’s Physical and Chemical Essays,” Beddoes, Thomas a gentleman of Welch extraction

Died: Benezet, Anthony an American philanthropist

Died: Bergius, Bengts a commissary of the bank of Stockholm

Died: Bergman, Sir Torbern philosopher

“Des avantages que la physique et les arts peuvent retirer des aerostats,” Bertholon, De St. Lazare philosopher

Died: Bexon, Gabriel-Leopold-Charles-Ame' writer

Died: Bigland, Ralph garter principal king at arms

“Varietes morales et amusantes,” Blanchet, Francis a French abbé of considerable talents and amiable character

“On the German language and literature,” Blankenburg, Christian Frederic De writer

“Select Works of the Emperor Julian,” Bleterie, John Philip Rene De La was born at Rennes

“Natural history of foreign Fishes,” Bloch, Mark Eliezer naturalist

“Theorie du mouvernent elliptujue et de la figure de terre,” Bochart De Saron, John Baptist Gaspard a liberal patron of learning

“Paedobaptism examined, on the principles, concessions, and reasonings of the most learned Psedobaptists,” Booth, Abraham a pious and popular dissenting minister of the Baptist persuasion

Died: Brown, John artist

“G-nomici Poetae Graeci,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick critic

“The Thoughts of a Cosmopolite on Air Balloons,” Brunswick-Oels, Frederick Augustus, Duke Of a general of infantry in the Prussian army

Died: Burns, Robert poet

“Observations et Jugemens sur plusieurs matieres du droit civil et coutumier,” Calonne, Charles Alexander De an eminent but unfortunate French minister

“Descrizione del terribile Terremoto de' 5. Febraro 1783, che afflisse la Sicilia, distrtisse Messina, e gran parte della Calabria, diretta alle Reale Accademia di Bordeaux, Poesia del Pensante Peloritano,” Castello, Gabriel Lancelot antiquary

Died: Chapman, John was the son of the rev

“Lectures on the Practice of Medicine,” Cullen, William one of the most eminent physicians of the last century

Died: Cullum, Sir John antiquary

“The Letters of Marius, or reflections upon the Peace, the East India Bill, and the present crisis,” Day, Thomas writer

Died: Desbois, Francis Alexander Aubert De La Chesnaie a laborious Dictionary maker

“Diary,” Dodington, George Bubb Lord Melcombe

“Thoughts on the Proceedings of Government respecting the Trade of the West India islands with the United States of America,” Edwards, Bryan historian

Died: Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

“Memoires et observations pour servir de suite aux elemens de chimie,” Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

Died: Francklin, Thomas chaplain in ordinary to his majesty

Died: Frisi, Paul mathematician

Died: Gentleman, Francis writer

“Two Introductory Lectures to his last course of Anatomical Leetures,” Harvey, William physician

“Theoria generationis et fructificationis plant arum cryptogamicarum Linnaet,” Hedwig, John botanist

Died: Hermann, John professor of botany and the materia medica at Strasburgh

Died: Hone, Nathaniel was born in Dublin in 1767

“Letters from the archdeacon of St. Alban’s in Reply to Dr. Priestley, with an Appendix, containing short strictures on Dr. Priestley’s Letters, by an unknown hand,” Horsley, Samuel prelate

“Letters to the archdeacon of St. Alban’s” Horsley, Samuel prelate

“Observations on the late Contests in the Royal Society,” Kippis, Andrew divine

Died: Macquer, Joseph physician

“Critical Disquisition” Masius, Andrew born in 1516

“an ancient painting on glass, representing the pedigree of the Stewart family.” Masters, Robert antiquary

“Supplementa ad Lexicon Hebraicum,” Michaelis, John David critic

“Grammatica Syriaca,” Michaelis, John David critic

“Explanation of the Epistle to the Hebrews,” Michaelis, John David critic

Died: Morand, John Francis Clement was born at Paris in April 1726

Died: Morell, Thomas scholar

“A learned Letter of Ockley’s to Mr. W. Wotton is printed among the” Ockley, Simon an eminent Orientalist

“Critical Disquisitions; containing some remarks, 1. on Masius’s edition of the Book of Joshua, and, 2. on Origen’s celebrated Hexapla,” Owen, Henry divine

“Simplicity,” Parsons, Philip divine

“Telephus,” Pechmeja, John De a man of letters in France

“Gorgias” Plato the most illustrious of the Greek philosophers

Died: Pompignan, John James Le Franc marquis of

Died: Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Shooting, a poem,” Pye, Henry James poet

“Saggi sul ristabilimento clelP antica arte de‘ Greci, e de’ Romani Pittori,” Requeno, Vlncente Jesuit

Died: Rogers, Charles antiquary

“Annales sacri,” Sanchez, Peter Anthony a learned Spanish ecclesiastic

“Medical Communications,” Willan, Robert physician

Died: Wynne, Edward writer

“The phendmena of Sounds and Musical Strings,” Young, Matthew bishop

“An Exposition of Christian Doctrine, as taught in the Protestant Churches of the United Brethren, or `Unitas Fratrum.' Written in German by Augustus Gottleib Spangenberg. and translated (with a Preface) by Benjamin La Trobe,” Zinzendorf, Nicholas Lewis count de