1673 in science
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- John Kersey begins publication of The Elements of that Mathematical Art Commonly Called Algebra.
- Samuel Morland publishes A Perpetual Almanack and Several Useful Tables.
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's observations with the microscope are first published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
- Christiaan Huygens publishes his mathematical analysis of the pendulum, Horologium Oscillatorium sive de motu pendulorum.
- May 6 – Werner Rolfinck, German scientist (born 1599)
- August 17 – Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist who discovered the ovarian follicles (born 1641)
- December 15 – Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, English natural philosopher (born 1623)