Events noted in 1788

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.

1787 1789


Died: Aliamet, James a French engraver

Died: Ambrogi, Antoine Marie an eminent Italian scholar

Died: Anderson, James LL. D. an eminent agricultural writer

“Experiences de Gambais sur les bles noirs ou caries,” Averdy, Clement Charles De L' a French statesman

“Prophet,” Bentley, Richard only son of the preceding (?–1782)

“Collection de tous les voyages faits autour de monde,” Berenger, John Peter a French miscellaneous writer

Died: Betti, Zachary an elegant Italian poet of the last century

“Idées sur la Meteorologie” Black, Joseph one of the most eminent chemical philosophers of the last century

Died: Bowle, John an ingenious scholar

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

“A catalogue of its fish.” Browne, Patrick a naturalist of considerable eminence

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

Died: Burgh, James a moral and political writer

“De la Musique considereé en elle meme, et dans ses rapports avec la parole, les langues, la poesie, et la theatre,” Chabanon, De a French writer of eminence in polite literature

“Voyage dans les trois royaumes d‘Angleterre, d’Ecosse, et d'Irlande:” Chantreau, Peter Nicholas an ingenious French writer

“Analytical Review” Christie, Thomas an ingenious writer

“Institutes,” Coke, Sir Edward lord chief-justice of England

“Ode on the Superstitions,” Collinson, Peter was an ingenious botanist

“Reflexions sur le commerce des bk-s,” Condorcet, John Antony Nicolas Caritat Mapquis De an eminent French philosopher and mathematician

“A Letter to Arthur Young, esq. on the bill then depending in parliament to prevent the Exportation of Wool,” Day, Thomas a poetical and miscellaneous writer

Died: Desault, Peter Joseph principal surgeon to the Hotel-Diet

“Ars bene valendi,” Desbillons, Francis Joseph Terrasse an elegant Latin poet

Born: Du Paty at first advocate-general

“Letters on Italy,” Du Paty at first advocate-general

“The Elements of Medical Jurisprudence; to which are added, directions for preserving the Public Health,” Farr, Samuel an eminent physician at Taunton

“Analyse chimique de l‘eau sulphureuse d’Enghein, pour servir a l'histoire des eaux sulphureuse en general,” Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

“De fructibus et sem'mihus plantarum,” Gærtner, Joseph an eminent botanist

Died: Gainsborough, Thomas an admirable English artist

“Caruien Seculare” Geddes, Alexander a Roman catholic divine

Died: Gib, Adam a Scotch divine of considerable talents and zeal

“Analytical Review,” Godwin, Mary a lady of very extraordinary genius

“Histoire de la Vie privee des Frangais;” Grand, John Baptist Le was born at Amiens

“A Provincial Glossary, with a Collection of local Proverbs and popular Superstitions,” Grose, Francis an eminent English antiquary

“Rules for drawing Caricatures,” Grose, Francis an eminent English antiquary

“Dissertations on the origin, nature, and pursuits of intelligent beings, and on Divine Providence, Religion, and religious Worship,” Holwell, John Zephaniah a learned English gentleman

“Tractatus varii Latini aCrevier, Brotier,” Homer, Henry an excellent classical scholar

“Tacitus de Moribus Germanorum et de Vita Agricolje,” Homer, Henry an excellent classical scholar

“Life and Voyages of captain Cook,” Kippis, Andrew an eminent dissenting divine and biographer

“Ordination Charge,” Kippis, Andrew an eminent dissenting divine and biographer

Died: Lever, Sir Ashton the founder of a valuable museum

“La France sous les cinq premier Valois,” Levesque, Peter Charles a learned French writer

“Recollection of some particulars in the Life of Shenstone,” Lyttelton, Charles third son of sir Thomas

Died: Mann I, Dominic Maria an eminent Italian writer

Died: Mozart, John Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus an eminent musician

“An attempt towards an improved version, a metrical arrangement, and an explanation of the Twelve Minor Prophets,” Newcome, William an eminent prelate

Died: Nugent, Robert-Craggs, Earl a nobleman of poetical celebrity

“A Defence of the Conduct and Writings of the rev. Arthur O'Leary, &c. written by himself, in answer to the illgrounded insinuations of the right rev. Dr. Woodward, bishop of Cloyne,” Olearius, Godfrey the most considerable of a family of learned men of thU name

“Annals of ancient German Literature, or an account of books printed in Germany frpm the invention of the art to 1520,” Panzer, George Wolfgang Francis an eminent bibliographer

“Humanity, or the Rights of Nature,” Pratt, Samuel Jackson a poet and miscellaneous writer (17491814)

“Essays on the intellectual Powers of Man;” Reid, Thomas a Scotch divine

“Le Courier des Planetes,” Reigny, Louis Abel Beffroi commonly called Cousin Jaques

Died: Rochefort, William De a modern French writer

Died: Scopoli, John Anthony an eminent naturalist

Died: Shebbeare, John a notorious political writer

Died: Sheridan, Thomas son to the preceding

Died: Smith, Adam the celebrated author of the “Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

“Emmeline, or the Orphan of the Castle,” Smith, Charlotte an elegant poetess

Died: Thomas, William born in 1670

“Extraits de divers auteurs Grecs a l‘usage de l’ecole militaire,” Vauvilliers, John Francis a French writer of considerable talents

Died: Wesley, John the most celebrated of the family

Died: Zollikofer, George Joachim an eminent German divine

Died: Zuccarelli, Francis a royal academician and an excellent artist