Events noted in 1787

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.

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Died: Abel, Charles Frederick an eminent musician

“Description historique, geographique, et topographique de la Provence et du Comtat Yenaissin,” Achard, Claude Francis a French physician

“A philosophical and medical sketch of the Natural History of the Human Body and Mind,” Adair, James Makittrick a physician

“La vraie maniere d'apprendre une Langue quelconque, vivante ou morte, par le moyen de la langue Française,” Adam, Nicolas a French grammarian

“A defence of the Constitution of Government of the United States of America,” Adams, John late president of the United States of America

“Treatise on German Orthography,” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“Vie du marechal Villars, ecrite par lui-meme, suivie du journal de la cour de 1724 a 1734,” Anquetil, Lewis-Peter a French historian

Died: Astley, John an artist

“History of India and Oriental Astronomy,” Bailly, John Sylvanus an eminent French astronomer

Died: Baron, Hyacinth Theodore

“An introduction to the knowledge and history of Vegetables,” Batsch, Augustus John George Charles a learned contributor to the science of Botany

Died: Baylis, William one of the physicians to the king of Prussia

“Not so many as your majesty.” Baylis, William one of the physicians to the king of Prussia

“Memoire en reponse a celui de Guillaume Kornmann,” Beaumarchais, Peter Augustin Caron De a French dramatic writer of modern celebrity

“Tarare,” Beaumarchais, Peter Augustin Caron De a French dramatic writer of modern celebrity

“Discours sur le Manage des Protestants,” Bergier, Nicolas Sylvester a French writer of considerable note

Died: Berkeley, George an eminent and learned prelate

“De la mesure du temps,” Berthoud, Ferdinand an eminent French marine clock-maker

Died: Bouvart, Michael Philip physician and doctor regent of the faculty of Paris

Died: Brown, John a clergyman of the church of Scotland

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

Died: Buat-Nancay, Louis Gabriel Du chevalier and count of Nanay

“A Treatise on Magnetism, in theory and practice, with original experiments,” Cavallo, Tiberius an ingenious philosopher

“Travels in North- America, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782,” Chastellux, Francis John, Marquis De a marshal in the French army

Died: Cole, Charles Nalson an English lawyer

“Euler’s Letters,” Condorcet, John Antony Nicolas Caritat Mapquis De an eminent French philosopher and mathematician

Died: De Foe, Daniel a voluminous and very ingenious political and miscellaneous writer

“Descriptip nuinmorum Antiochae Syriae, sive specimen artis criticse numerariff,” Eckhel, Joseph Hilary an eminent antiquary and medallist

Died: Egerton, John late bishop of Durham

Died: Essex, Jamks a man whose astonishing knowledge of gothic architecture could only be equalled by his modesty

“Methode de nomenclature chimique proposer par Morveau, &c.” Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

“Phytographia,” Gesner, John a canon of Zurich

Died: Gesner, John Matthew a profound scholar and acute critic

“Athenaid” Glover, Richard an English poet

“Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry,” Headley, Henry a very elegant poet and critic

“Cryptogamia” Hedwig, John a celebrated botanist

“Aves Frisicse,” Heerkens, Gerard Nicholas a native of Groningen

“Appeal,” Horapollo was a grammarian

Died: Horsley, Samuel a very learned and highly distinguished prelate

“Eloge historique de l'abbé Mably,” Levesque, Peter Charles a learned French writer

“Letters to Dr. Priestley,” Madan, Martin a celebrated preacher and writer

Died: Manners, John marquis of Granby

“Defence of his conduct in the affair of the insurrection in Munster,” Olearius, Godfrey the most considerable of a family of learned men of thU name

“A brief account, historical and critical, of the Septuagint Version of the Old Testament. To which is added, A Dissertation on the comparative excellency of the Hebrew and Samaritan Pentateuch,” Owen, Henry a learned English divine

Died: Paley, William a very celebrated English divine

“Notices and Descriptions of Antiquities of the Provincia Romana of Gaul, now Provence, Languedoc, and Dauphiny: with Dissertations on the subjects of which those are exemplars and an Appendix, describing the Roman Baths and Thermae, discovered in 1784, at Badenweiler,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“The Evidence of a future period of Improvement in the State of Mankind, with the means and duty of promoting it, delivered to the supporters of the new Academical Institution among Protestant Dissenters,” Price, Richard an eminent dissenting minister and political writer

“Histoire critique de la Pyramide de Caius Sestius,” Rive, John Joseph a French writer

Died: Robinson, Richard archbishop of Armagh

“Collection of Original Royal Letters,” Rush, Benjamin an eminent American physician

“Giulio Sabino characteristica,” Sarti, Joseph a sweet

“Arcadia*” Sidney, Philip a very accomplished English gentleman (?–1586)

Died: Skelton, Philip . a worthy and learned clergyman of Ireland

Died: Sydenham, Floyer deserves a fuller account than can now be given of a learned and diligent man

“History of Italian Literature,” Tiraboschi, Jerome one of the most valuable Italian writers of the last century

Died: Tyers, Thomas a miscellaneous writer of considerable talents

“Considerations on Parochial Music” Vincent, William the late learned dean of Westminster

“Review of the case of the Protestant Dissenters” Warburton, William an English prelate of great abilities and eminence