1586 in science

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The year 1586 in science and technology included a number of events, some of which are listed here.


  • Jacques Daléchamps publishes Historia generalis plantarum in Lyon, describing 2,731 plants, a record number for this time.




  • Francesco Barozzi publishes Admirandum illud geometricum problema tredecim modis demonstratum quod docet duas lineas in eodem plano designare, a treatise on the construction of parallel lines.


  • Timothy Bright publishes A Treatise of Melancholie; containing the causes thereof, & reasons of the strange effects it worketh in our minds and bodies: with the phisicke cure, and spirituall consolation... in London.


  • Galileo publishes La Billancetta, describing an accurate balance to weigh objects in air or water.[2]
  • Simon Stevin publishes De Beghinselen der Weeghconst in Leiden, discussing static forces; and De Beghinselen des Waterwichts, discussing the weight of water.




  1. ^ Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 261. ISBN 0-671-74919-6. 
  2. ^ "Hydrostatic balance". The Galileo Project. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Niccolò Zucci - Italian astronomer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 5 April 2018.