1737 in science

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
List of years in science (table)

The year 1737 in science and technology involved some significant events.




  • Francesco Serao is the first person to use the word lava in connection with extruded magma in a short account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which took place between May 14 and June 4.[4]
  • October 11 – An earthquake in Calcutta, India is said to have caused 300,000 deaths; this is now in question: it was probably a cyclone, with deaths estimated at 3,000.[5]
  • October 16 – An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 9.3 strikes offshore of the Kamchatka Peninsula.[6]




  • Venetian polymath Francesco Algarotti publishes Newtonianism for Ladies, or Dialogues on Light and Colours (Neutonianismo per le dame).[9]





  1. ^ Bakich, Michael E. (2000). The Cambridge Planetary Handbook. Cambridge University Press. p. 103. ISBN 9780521632805.
  2. ^ "On the cause of the eccentricity of the woody layers which one perceives when one cuts horizontally the trunk of a tree" (De la cause de l'excentricité des couches ligneuses qu'on apperçoit quand on coupe horisontalement le tronc d'un arbre).
  3. ^ "A Curious Herbal". The British Library. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  4. ^ Duffin, C. J.; Gardner-Thorpe, C.; Moody, R. T. J. (2017). Geology and Medicine: Historical Connections. Geological Society of London. p. 60. ISBN 9781786202833.
  5. ^ Gates, Alexander E.; Ritchie, David (2006). Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Infobase Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 9780816072705.
  6. ^ Dasgupta, Samir; Şiriner, İsmail; De, Partha Sarathi (2010). Women's Encounter with Disaster. ismail siriner. p. 250. ISBN 9788190884143.
  7. ^ Euler, Leonhard (1737). "Variae observationes circa series infinitas" [Various observations concerning infinite series]. Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Petropolitanae. 9: 160–188.
  8. ^ "Longitude found: John Harrison". Royal Museums Greenwich | UNESCO World Heritage Site In London. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  9. ^ Ritchie, Stefka (2018). Samuel Johnson's Pragmatism and Imagination. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 76. ISBN 9781527521094.
  10. ^ "medal". British Museum. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Luigi Galvani | Italian physician and physicist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 March 2019.