1578 in science

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The year 1578 in science and technology included a number of events, some of which are listed here.




  • English seaman William Bourne publishes a manual, Inventions or Devises, Very Necessary for all Generalles and Captaines, as wel by Sea as by Land, including an early theoretical description of a submarine.




  1. ^ Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 257. ISBN 0-671-74919-6. 
  2. ^ In his Latin biography, Melchior Adam says that Gemma died on October 12, 1579, at the age of 45; modern scholars, however, almost uniformly cite 1578 as the year of his death.