Events noted in 1785

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.

1784 1786


“Dictionnaire de la Provence et du Comtat Venaissin,” Achard, Claude Francis a French physician

“A treatise on the German Style,” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“History of Human Folly, or he Lives of the most celebrated Necromancers, Alchymists, Exorcists, Diviners, &c.” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“Discours prononcé a la seance de la societé d'agriculture de Lyon,” Albon, Claude Camille, Francois Count D' a descendant of the preceding

“Eloge de Count de Gebelin,” Albon, Claude Camille, Francois Count D' a descendant of the preceding

“Memorie de gli architetti,” Algardi, Alexander a sculptor and architect of Bologna

Born: Alletz, Pons Augustin a French advocate (17021785)

“Flora Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii,” Allioni, Charles a celebrated Piedmontese physician

“An account of the present state of the Hebrides and Western Coasts of Scotland; being the substance of a report to the Lords of the Treasury,” Anderson, James LL. D. an eminent agricultural writer

“Revoluzioni del teatro musicale Italiano, dalla sua origine, fino al presente,” Arteaga, Stephen a learned writer on music and poetry

“Works of Lysias,” Auger, Athanasius a distinguished French critic

Died: Belchier, John was born in the year 1706

“Elemens d‘Algebre d’Euler,” Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

“Apologues et contes orientaux,” Blanchet, Francis a French abbé of considerable talents and amiable character

“Ichthyology, or the natural history of Fishes,” Bloch, Mark Eliezer an eminent naturalist

Died: Brett, John a naval officer

“Phaedri Fabularum, lib. v. cum notis et suppl. access. Parallela J. de la Fontaine Fabulse,” Brotier, Gabriel an eminent classical scholar and editor

“Brumoy’s Theatre,” Brotier, Gabriel an eminent classical scholar and editor

“Virgilius,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick a celebrated Greek scholar and critic

Died: Burigny, Levesque De was born at Rheims in 1691

Died: Burn, Richard an eminent law-writer

“The History and Practice of Aerostation,” Cavallo, Tiberius an ingenious philosopher

Died: Chabrit, Peter member of the supreme council of Bouillon

“Of the French monarchy and its laws,” Chabrit, Peter member of the supreme council of Bouillon

Died: Cipriani, John Baptist an eminent artist

Died: Cochran, William a Scotch artist

Died: Courtivron, Gaspard Le Compassed De Crequi, Marquis De chevalier de Saint-Louis

“The British Essayists.” Cumberland, Richard a late dramatic and miscellaneous writer

“Postscript to Mr. Dairy mple’s account of the Gentoo Mode of collecting the Revenues on the Coast of Coromandel, being, Observations made on a perusal of it by Moodoo Kistna,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Extracts from Juvenilia, or Poems by George Wither,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Conseil de Guerre prive, sur revenement de Gibraltar en 1782,” Darci

Died: Davies, Thomas a man of considerable talents

“A Dialogue between a justice of peace and a farmer,” Day, Thomas a poetical and miscellaneous writer

Died: Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

“Addresses to the Deity,” Fordyce, James a dissenting clergyman of considerable eminence

“L‘art de connoitre et d’employer les medicamens dans les maladies qui attaquent le corps humain,” Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

“Entomologia Parisiensis” Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

“A Reply to Mr. Gibbon’s Vindication, &c. containing a review of the errors still retained in these chapters. By James Chelsum, D. D. &c.” Gibbon, Edward an eminent English historian

Died: Gibbons, Thomas a pious dissenting divine

“Essays historical and moral,” Gregory, George a divine and miscellanebus writer

“A Treatise on ancient Armour and Weapons,” Grose, Francis an eminent English antiquary

“A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue,” Grose, Francis an eminent English antiquary

Died: Grosley, Peter John a French antiquary and polite writer

“Teatro Hespanol,” Huerta, Vincent Garica De La a Spanish poet and critic

Died: Koenig, Dr. John Gerard a botanist and disciple of Linnæus

Died: Leland, Thomas a learned uivine and translator

“Histoire de Russie,” Levesque, Peter Charles a learned French writer

Died: Mably, Gabriel Bonnot, Abbe' De a celebrated French political and miscellaneous writer

Died: Mendelsohn, Moses a Jewish philosophical writer

“Observations on our Lord’s conduct as a divine Instructor, and on the excellence of his moral character.” Newcome, William an eminent prelate

Died: Oglethorpe, James Edward a distinguished English officer

Died: Pigalle, John Baptist one of the most celebrated sculptors that France has produced

“Landscapes in Verse, taken in Spring,” Pratt, Samuel Jackson a poet and miscellaneous writer (17491814)

“Inquiry into the Human Mind;” Reid, Thomas a Scotch divine

“Les Lunes,” Reigny, Louis Abel Beffroi commonly called Cousin Jaques

“Notices sur le traite manuscrit de Galeotto Martio, intitule De Excelientibus,” Rive, John Joseph a French writer

Died: Runciman, Alexander a Scotch painter

“Chronological View of the Roman Laws,” Schomberg, Alexander Crowcher a learned English clergyman (?–1792)

“Critical Essays” Scott, John a poet of considerable genius

“Select Papers,” Sharp, John a learned and worthy prelate

“Observationes rnedicinales de febribus intermittentibus,” Strack, Charles a very skilful German physician and writer

Died: Thomas, Antony, Leonard a member of the French academy

“Devotional poetry vindicated against Dr. Johnson,” Turner, Daniel a dissenting minister of the baptist persuasion

“Rhetorical Grammar,” Walker, John author of some valuable and popular works on the English language

Born: White, Henry Kirke an amiable and ingenious poet (?–1806)

Died: Witchell, George a good astronomer and mathematician

“Account of the Scarlet Fever and Sore Throat” Withering, William an able physician and botanist

Died: Woollett, William one of the most eminent of modern engravers in England