1757 in science
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- Nicolas Louis de Lacaille publishes his Astronomiae Fundamenta Novissimus, containing a standard catalogue of 398 bright stars with positions corrected for aberration and nutation.
- Tobias Mayer presents accurate tables of the Moon's motion to the Board of Longitude in Great Britain.
- Scottish physician Francis Home publishes The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation, an early presentation of the chemical principles underlying plant nutrition, in Edinburgh.
- December 8 - Opening of the "New Lying-In" or Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, designed by Richard Cassels.
- Albrecht von Haller begins publication of Elementa physiologiae corporis humani in Switzerland.
- London instrument maker John Bird makes the first navigational sextant.
- Benjamin Franklin invents a three-wheel clock movement, which later leads to several variants in the design of pendulum clocks.
- The Grubenmann brothers complete timber arch bridges in Switzerland which include the longest vehicular bridge spans extant at this date:
- May 24 - William Charles Wells, Scottish American physician (died 1817)
- June 22 - George Vancouver, English explorer (died 1798)
- July 11 - Johann Matthäus Bechstein, German naturalist (died 1822)
- August 9 - Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (died 1834)
- January 9
- August 28 - David Hartley, English physician and psychologist (born 1705)
- October 17 - René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French physicist (born 1683)