1669 in science

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The year 1669 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Geology[edit]

  • Nicolas Steno puts forward his theory that sedimentary strata had been deposited in former seas, and that fossils are organic in origin.[3]

Mathematics[edit]

Physics[edit]

Physiology and medicine[edit]

  • Richard Lower publishes his Tractatus de Corde on the workings of the heart.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 4: pp. 963–965.
  2. ^ Emsley, John (2001). Nature's Building Blocks: an A–Z guide to the elements. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850341-5. 
  3. ^ De solido intra solidum naturaliter contento dissertationis prodromus.
  4. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 190–191. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  5. ^ Bartholin, Erasmus (1669). Experimenta crystalli islandici disdiaclastici quibus mira & insolita refractio detegitur. Copenhagen: Daniel Paulli.  English translation: Experiments with the double refracting Iceland crystal which led to the discovery of a marvelous and strange refraction tr. by Werner Brandt. Westtown, Pa., 1959.