1680 in science
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- 14 November NS – Great Comet of 1680 observed by Gottfried Kirch, the first comet discovered by telescope.
- English comparative anatomist Edward Tyson publishes Phocæna, or The anatomy of a porpess, dissected at Gresham Colledge, concluding that the porpoise is a mammal.
- Robert Morison publishes Plantarum Historiae Universalis Oxoniensis, Pars Secunda, seu Herbarum Distributio Nova per Tabulas Cognationis et Affinitatis ex Libro Naturae observata et detecta, utilising his method of taxonomy.
- 8 July – Robert Hooke observes the nodal patterns associated with the vibrations of glass plates.
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- 17 February – Jan Swammerdam, Dutch naturalist, founder of both comparative anatomy and entomology (born 1637)
- Marie Meurdrac, French chemist and alchemist (born 1610)
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