# 1734 in science

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The year **1734 in science** and technology involved some significant events.

## Mathematics[edit]

- George Berkeley publishes
*The Analyst*, an empiricist critique of the foundations of infinitesimal calculus, influential in the development of mathematics.^{[1]} - Leonhard Euler introduces the integrating factor technique for solving first-order ordinary differential equations.

## Technology[edit]

- James Short constructs a Gregorian reflecting telescope with an aperture of 14 inches (36 cm).

## Zoology[edit]

- René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur begins publication of
*Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes*in Amsterdam.

## Awards[edit]

## Births[edit]

- January 23 – Wolfgang von Kempelen, Hungarian inventor (died 1804)
- April 18 – Elsa Beata Bunge, Swedish botanist (died 1819)
- May 23 – Franz Mesmer, German physician (died 1815)
- September 3 – Joseph Wright, English painter of scientific subjects (died 1797)

## Deaths[edit]

- February 1 – John Floyer, English physician (born 1649)
- April 25 – Johann Conrad Dippel, German theologian, alchemist and physician (born 1673)

## References[edit]

**^**Crilly, Tony (2007).*50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know*. London: Quercus. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-84724-147-4.