1775 in science

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The year 1775 in science and technology involved some significant events.





Natural history[edit]

  • February 21 – La Specola, Florence's Museum of Zoology and Natural History, opens to the public.
  • Johan Christian Fabricius publishes his Systema entomologiæ.
  • Peter Forsskål's Descriptiones Animalium: Avium, amphiborum, insectorum, vermium quæ in itinere orientali (containing early observations on bird migration) and Flora Ægyptiaco-Arabica sive descriptiones plantarum quas per Ægyptum Inferiorem et Arabiam felicem detexit are published posthumously, edited by Carsten Niebuhr.[2]






  1. ^ Priestley, Joseph (1775). "An Account of Further Discoveries in Air". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 65: 384–94. doi:10.1098/rstl.1775.0039. JSTOR 106209. 
  2. ^ "The University of Copenhagen – A Danish centre of learning since 1479". Københavns Universitet. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  3. ^ Scherer, F. M. (1965). "Invention and Innovation in the Watt-Boulton Steam-Engine Venture". Technology and Culture 6: 165–87. JSTOR 3101072. 
  4. ^ "The Invention of the Steam Engine: The Life of James Watt. Part 4: The Steam Engine Gains Popularity". About.com Inventors. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  5. ^ Spratt, H. Philip (1958). The Birth of the Steamboat. London. p. 35. 
  6. ^ "The Development of the Flushing Toilet – Detailed Chronology 1596 onwards". Stoke-on-Trent: Twyfords Bathrooms. 
  7. ^ Transactions of the Society Instituted at London for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce 1 (3rd ed.), Society of Arts, 1806, pp. 220–232, retrieved 2013-01-22 
  8. ^ No. 1113. Betts, Jonathan (2004). "Arnold, John (1735/6–1799)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/677. Retrieved 2012-03-09.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)