Events noted in 1786

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.

1785 1787


“Medical Cautions for the consideration of Invalids, those especially who resort to Bath,” Adair, James Makittrick physician

“Novum Testamentum, ad codicem Vindobonensem Græce expressum: varietatem lectionis addidit Franc. C. Alter.” Alter, Francis Charles critic

“La Vie de Gregoire Cortez, Benedictine, eveque d'Urbin, et cardinal,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph historian

“A Discourse upon the commencement of the Academy,” Barnes, Thomas a learned dissenter

Died: Beckwith, Thomas antiquary

“Translation of Scheele’s Chemical Essays,” Beddoes, Thomas a gentleman of Welch extraction

Died: Beguillet, Edmund an advocate of the parliament of Dijon

“Anti-Lucrece en vers Francais,” Berardier De Bataut, Francis Joseph a doctor of the Sorbonne

“Physical and Chemical essays,” Bergman, Sir Torbern philosopher

“De l'eau la plus propre a la vegetation,” Bertholon, De St. Lazare philosopher

Died: Blackburne, John esq. of Orford

“A supplement to Sulzer’s Universal Theory of the Fine Arts,” Blankenburg, Christian Frederic De writer

“The Sign given to Ahaz, a discourse on Isaiah vii. 14, 15, 16, delivered in the church of St. John, Devizes, at the triennial visitation of Shute, lord bishop of Sarum, July 26, 1786 with a proposed emendation of a passage in his dissertation on Daniel,” Blayney, Benjamin critic

Died: Bock, Frederic Samuel professor of divinity and Greek in the university of Konigsberg

“Tolondron. Speeches to John Bowie, about his edition of Don Quixote,” Bowle, John scholar

“Sophoclis qua; extant omnia, cum veterum Grammaticorum scholiis,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick critic

“A Discourse on taking the oath, Oct. 2, 1786,” Brunswick-Oels, Frederick Augustus, Duke Of a general of infantry in the Prussian army

“Cautions concerning Cold-bathing, and drinking Mineral-waters,” Buchan, William writer

Died: Chais, Charles divine

Died: Clarke, Edward was born at Btixted

“Eair State of the Case between the East India Company and the Owners of Ships now in their service; to which are added, Considerations on Mr. Brough’s Pamphlet, concerning East India Shipping,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Considerations sur l'influence du genie de Vauban dans la balance des forces de Petat,” Darci

“Lettres sur l'astronome pratique,” D'Argonne

Died: Dinouart, Anthony Joseph Toussaint canon of the chapter of St

“Crown Circuit Companion;” Dogherty, Thomas writer

Died: Edmondson, Joseph Mowbray herald extraordinary

“Poems,” Fordyce, James clergyman

“Collection of Royal and Noble Wills.” Gough, Richard the Camden of the eighteenth century

“Military Antiquities being a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the present Time,” Grose, Francis antiquary

“The History of Dover Castle, by the rev. William. Darell,” Grose, Francis antiquary

Died: Guettard, John Stephen botanist

“Characters of the Kings and Queens of England,” Holt, John writer (?–1801)

“A new experiment for the prevention of crimes,” Holwell, John Zephaniah a learned English gentleman

“A treatise on the Venereal Disease,” Hunter, John younger brother of Dr

“Observations on certain Parts of the Animal QEconomy,” Hunter, John younger brother of Dr

Died: Jebb, Sir Richard, Bart. was born in 1729 at Stratford in Essex

Died: Jones, Griffith who deserves a place in the catalogue of English writers for having first introduced the numerous and popular little books for the amusement and instruction of children

“Memoirs” Ireland, John author of the “Illustrations of Hogarth

“Prolegomena for future Metaphysics, which are to be considered as a science.” Kant, Immanuel writer

Died: Keppel, Augustus a celebrated English admiral

“Ancient Scotish Poetry,” Maitland, Sir Richard a cultivator and preserver of Scotch poetry

“Schauspiel Director,” Mozart, John Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus musician

Died: Parsons, James physician

“Fables Egyptiennes et Greques devoilees,” Pernety, Anthony Joseph was born Feb. 15

“Proposal for founding University Professorships for Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Miscellanies,” Pratt, Samuel Jackson poet (17491814)

“Armida,” Sarti, Joseph a sweet

“Some Thoughts on Common Sense,” Skelton, Philip clergyman

“Nova theoria pleuritidis,” Strack, Charles physician

Died: Thompson, Edward writer

“Venantii opera omnia quae extant, post Browerianam editionetn mine recens novis addiiamentis aucta, not. et scholiis illustr. opera Mich-Ange Luchi,” Venantius poet

“Inquiry into the original State and Formation of the Earth;” Whitehurst, John philosopher