1776 in science

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The year 1776 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy[edit]

Botany[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

  • James Keir begins publication of A Dictionary of Chemistry in London, a translation into English of Pierre Macquer's Dictionnaire de chymie (1766).

Exploration[edit]

Geology[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • November 30 – Sir John Pringle presents "A discourse upon some late improvements of the means for preserving the health of mariners" to the Royal Society of London, commending and publicising Captain Cook's methods for prevention of scurvy at sea.

Technology[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trimble, Virginia; Williams, Thomas R.; Bracher, Katherine; Jarrell, Richard; Marché, Jordan D.; Ragep, F. Jamil (2007). Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 667. ISBN 9780387304007. 
  2. ^ "Copley Medal - British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Johann Gaspar Spurzheim (1776-1832)". data.bnf.fr. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  4. ^ Mariss, Anne (2015). "A world of new things": Praktiken der Naturgeschichte bei Johann Reinhold Forster (in German). Campus Verlag. p. 212. ISBN 9783593504773.