Scholars in History

Historical Events

  • 0030-04-07 Scholars' estimate for Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem [or April 3]
  • 1046-03-05 Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the 7 year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama
  • 1140-06-03 French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy
  • 1217-08-18 First historical record of Scottish scholar Michael Scot, signs and dates his translation of al-Bitruji's "On the Sphere" in Toledo, Spain
  • 1355-02-10 The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 62 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.

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1387-04-17 Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" characters begin their pilgrimage to Canterbury (according to scholars)

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer
  • 1536-12-22 English scholar Reginald Pole appointed cardinal
  • 1593-01-27 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
  • 1593-03-25 Recantation of Loos, Dutch scholar Coinelius Loos recants his earlier written protest against witchcraft persecution in Trier, Germany before officials in Brussels
  • 1600-02-08 Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death

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1820-03-26 Future Mormon church leader Joseph Smith has his "First Vision" in a wooded area of New York, according to Mormon scholars

Religious Leader Joseph Smith
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith

Historic CommunicationRosetta Stone

1822-09-27 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces he has deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics using the Rosetta Stone

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The Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone
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1837-08-31 Ralph Waldo Emerson gives his famous "The American Scholar" speech to Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, declares American literary independence from Europe

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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1902-04-04 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes

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1911-11-10 Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation for scholarly and charitable works

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie

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2011-05-29 Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism started by Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • 2018-11-20 More than 40 religious scholars killed, at event to mark birth of prophet Mohammed, by a suicide bomber near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan

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2019-09-09 Poet John Milton's own copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has survived with his annotations according to scholar Jason Scott-Warren in Philadelphia library, could be world's most important modern literary discovery


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 215

  • 0130-09-22 Claudius Galenus, Italian physician/scholar
  • 0702-04-20 Jafar al-Sadiq, Muslim scholar and scientist, born in Medina, Umayyad Empire (d. 765)
  • 0810-07-19 Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith, born in Bukhara, Khorasan (modern day Iran) (d. 870)
  • 1075-03-18 Abu al-Qasim Mahmud ibn Umar al-Zamakhshari, Muslim scholar of Persian origin, born in Zamakhshar, Khwarezmia (d. 1144)
  • 1236-06-06 Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China and scholar-general in the last years of the Southern Song Dynasty, born in Ji'an, China (d. 1283)
  • 1263-01-22 Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar (d. 1328)

Person of interestIbn Khaldūn

1332-05-27 Ibn Khaldūn, North African Islamic scholar, philosopher and historian (Muqaddimah), born in Tunis (d. 1406)

Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Ibn Khaldūn
Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian
Ibn Khaldūn
  • 1459-02-01 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar, born in Wipfeld, Germany (d. 1508)
  • 1463-02-24 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian scholar/platonist
  • 1484-04-23 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian-French physician and scholar (On the Subtlety of Things), born in Riva, Italy (d. 1558)
  • 1488-04-21 Ulrich von Hutten, German scholar and poet, born in Schlüchtern, Hesse
  • 1500-04-12 Joachim Camerarius [Liebhard Kammerer], German classical scholar, born in Bamberg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • 1501-11-25 Yi Hwang, Korean Confucian scholar of the Joseon Dynasty, born in Ongye-ri, Andong, North Gyeongsang Province (d. 1570)
  • 1509-08-03 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, born in Orléans, France (d. 1546)
  • 1513-12-23 Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)
  • 1514-06-16 John Cheke, English classical scholar (d. 1557)
  • 1515-09-08 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar, born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1585)
  • 1532-12-26 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)
  • 1533-08-02 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1588)
  • 1536-12-26 Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)
  • 1539-11-01 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (Les Libertés de l’église gallicane), born in Troyes, France (d. 1596)
  • 1545-03-02 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • 1558-10-12 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, born in Riom, France (d. 1651)
  • 1559-02-18 Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
  • 1576-05-27 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and controversialist, born in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany (d. 1649)
  • 1580-06-09 Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (d. 1655)
  • 1582-11-27 Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar, born in Agen, France (d. 1651)
  • 1584-12-16 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar, born in Salvington, Sussex, England (d. 1654)
  • 1598-08-07 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar and poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), born in Vika, Sweden (d. 1672)
  • 1599-08-14 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar, born in Geneva (d. 1671)
  • 1600-02-02 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1602-03-29 John Lightfoot, English theologist and scholar (Horae Hebraicae), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 1675)
  • 1605-02-01 Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, Portuguese rabbi, scholar and writer, born in Castro Daire, Portugal (d. 1693)
  • 1607-11-26 John Harvard, English clergyman and benefactor of Harvard College, born in Southwark, Surrey, England (d. 1638)
  • 1608-06-19 Thomas Fuller, British scholar, preacher and historian (History of the Worthies of Britain), born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire (d. 1661)
  • 1610-12-18 Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
  • 1611-09-08 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1671)
  • 1612-08-28 Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar, born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands (d. 1653)
  • 1613-08-15 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, born in Angers, France (d. 1692)
  • 1620-02-15 Francois Charpentier, French scholar and archaeologist, born in Paris, France (d. 1702)
  • 1620-12-18 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)
  • 1630-11-24 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
  • 1632-01-29 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
  • 1635-02-01 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and classical scholar famous for his collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions, born in Rendsburg, Holstein (d. 1689)
  • 1636-11-11 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, born in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China (d. 1704)
  • 1639-02-06 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer & scholar, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1691)
  • 1649-06-13 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, born in Neuville, Picardy, France (d. 1706)
  • 1651-04-06 André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • 1654-01-10 Joshua Barnes, English scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1712)
  • 1655-09-19 Jan Luyts, Dutch physicist and mathematician, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1721)
  • 1660-04-29 Matthias Henriksen Schacht, Danish scholar and composer, born in Visby, Gotland, Sweden (d. 1700)
  • 1662-01-27 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris), started the 1st written examinations in the West, born in Oulton, England (d. 1742)
  • 1666-08-13 William Wotton, English theologian and scholar, born in Wrentham, Suffolk (d. 1727)
  • 1668-07-06 Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1741)
  • 1668-11-11 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1736)
  • 1672-08-02 Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1733)
  • 1676-10-08 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, born in Casdemiro, Spain (d. 1764)
  • 1679-11-11 Firmin Abauzit, French scholar and scientist, born in Uzès, Kingdom of France (d. 1767)
  • 1684-01-01 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
  • 1684-03-19 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1687-06-24 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar, born in Winnenden, Württemberg (d. 1757)
  • 1691-04-09 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, born in Roth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1761)
  • 1699-05-31 Alexander Cruden "Alexander the Corrector", Scottish biblical scholar and eccentric, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1770)
  • 1701-08-04 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1757)
  • 1704-04-10 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1766)
  • 1704-06-22 John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)

Person of interestSamuel Johnson

1709-09-18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson
  • 1711-10-31 Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1711-11-19 Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scholar and poet, born in Mishaninskaya, Archangelgorod Governorate, Tsardom of Russia (d. 1765)
  • 1716-12-25 Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
  • 1718-04-04 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar, born in Totnes, Devon (d. 1783)
  • 1730-03-27 Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar and critic, born in London (d. 1786)
  • 1731-12-07 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, French scholar and interpreter, born in Paris (d. 1805)
  • 1736-06-05 Corneille-François de Nélis, Flemish scholar and bishop of Antwerp, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1798)
  • 1746-08-07 Daniel Albert Wyttenbach, German-Swiss classical scholar and historian, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1820)
  • 1748-04-27 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, born in Smyrna, Anatolia (d. 1833)
  • 1757-02-06 Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar & statesman, born in Skoki, Poland (d. 1841)
  • 1781-06-05 Christian August Lobeck, German classical scholar, born in Naumburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 1860)
  • 1781-11-29 Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
  • 1794-04-23 Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar and geographer of Qing Dynasty, born in Shaoyang, China (d. 1857)
  • 1794-08-10 Leopold Zunz, German Jewish scholar (Science of Judaism), born in Detmold (d. 1886)
  • 1800-08-22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1865)
  • 1810-03-27 William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, born in York, England (d. 1886)
  • 1810-04-11 Henry Rawlinson, British army officer and scholar, born in Chadlington, England (d. 1895)
  • 1811-11-26 Zeng Guofan, Chinese statesman, military general and Confucian scholar of the late Qing dynasty, born in Xiangxiang, Hunan Province, Qing Empire (d. 1872)
  • 1813-04-23 Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar and founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1853)
  • 1815-01-18 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)

Person of interestTheodor Mommsen

1817-11-30 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)

Historian Theodor Mommsen
Historian
Theodor Mommsen
  • 1819-04-28 Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar, born in Jackson, Maine (d. 1884)
  • 1820-08-13 George Grove, English biblical scholar and misicographer, born in Clapham, London (d. 1900)
  • 1823-02-28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • 1824-02-26 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat and human rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • 1825-07-31 William S. Clark, American senator and scholar (d. 1886)
  • 1830-04-19 Karl Josef Rudolph Cornely, German Jesuit biblical scholar, born in Breyell, Germany (d. 1908)
  • 1838-07-06 Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian scholar of Slavic studies, born in Varaždin, Austrian Empire (d. 1923)
  • 1839-01-11 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar
  • 1839-05-08 Francis Warre-Cornish, English scholar and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1841-02-19 Felipe Pedrell, Spanish guitarist, composer (Excelsior; La Celestina), and musical scholar, born in Tortosa, Spain (d. 1922)
  • 1843-06-30 Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat and scholar, born in Clapton, London, England (d. 1929)
  • 1844-05-17 Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (analysis of the structure and dating of the Pentateuch), born in Hamelin, Hanover, Germany (d. 1918)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1825-05-15 Author and scholar Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 242

  • 0309-02-16 Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded
  • 0709-05-25 Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, Bishop of Sherborne. English poet and scholar (b. cica 639)
  • 0765-12-04 Jafar al-Sadiq, Muslim scholar and scientist, dies at 63
  • 0804-05-19 Alcuin of York, English scholar, dies in Tours France at 69
  • 0869-02-14 Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827) Called "apostle of Slavs"
  • 0870-09-01 Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith, dies at 60
  • 0910-12-23 Naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar
  • 1003-05-12 Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome
  • 1054-09-24 Hermann of Reichenau [Hermannus Contractus], German Benedictine monk and scholar, dies at 41
  • 1072-09-22 Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
  • 1160-05-03 Peter Lombard, Italian scholar and bishop (b. c.1100)
  • 1204-12-13 Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69
  • 1245-08-21 Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies
  • 1270-04-05 Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies
  • 1273-12-17 Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi, Persian poet, scholar and mystic dies aged 65 or 66
  • 1275-01-06 Raymundus of Penafort, Spanish church law scholar, dies
  • 1283-01-09 Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China and scholar-general in the last years of the Southern Song Dynasty, executed at 46
  • 1295-04-25 Sancho IV, the Brave, scholar/king of Castile/Leon, dies

Person of interestIbn Khaldūn

1406-03-19 Ibn Khaldūn, North African Islamic scholar, philosopher and historian (Muqaddimah), dies at 73

Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Ibn Khaldūn
Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian
Ibn Khaldūn
  • 1508-02-04 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar, dies at 49
  • 1522-02-25 William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • 1523-08-29 Ulrich von Hutten, German scholar and poet, dies at 35
  • 1524-12-20 Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician
  • 1536-10-06 William Tyndale, English Protestant bible translator and scholar, is strangled and burned at the stake at 41 or 42 (born c. 1494)
  • 1540-08-23 Guillaume Budé, French scholar
  • 1546-08-03 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, dies on his 37th birthday
  • 1557-09-13 John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
  • 1558-10-21 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian-French physician and scholar (On the Subtlety of Things), dies at 74
  • 1558-11-17 Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
  • 1565-06-12 Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)
  • 1574-04-17 Joachim Camerarius [Liebhard Kammerer], German classical scholar, dies at 74
  • 1576-02-10 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (b. 1532)
  • 1577-08-12 Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)
  • 1581-11-07 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar
  • 1585-02-06 Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (b. 1518)
  • 1585-02-13 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar, dies at 69
  • 1588-03-10 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar, dies at 54
  • 1591-08-23 Luis de Leon, Spanish scholar and poet, dies at 64
  • 1596-02-17 Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)
  • 1596-11-01 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (Les Libertés de l’église gallicane), dies at 57
  • 1600-02-17 Giordano Bruno, Italian friar and scholar, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at the stake at 51 or 52
  • 1607-05-21 John Rainolds, English scholar (b. 1549)
  • 1612-07-29 Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
  • 1612-08-04 Hugh Broughton, English scholar (b. 1549)
  • 1614-07-01 Isaac Casaubon, French-born classical scholar (b. 1559)
  • 1615-02-04 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • 1616-10-17 John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)

BattleWalter Raleigh

1618-10-29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, historian and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1622-02-19 Sir Henry Savile, English scholar and educator, translated the New Testament into English, dies at 72
  • 1649-03-19 Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
  • 1649-11-19 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and controversialist, dies at 73
  • 1651-10-07 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, dies at 92
  • 1651-12-14 Pierre Dupuy, French historian & scholar, dies at 69
  • 1653-07-10 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1654-11-30 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar, dies at 69
  • 1655-02-25 Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)
  • 1661-08-16 Thomas Fuller, British scholar, preacher and historian (History of the Worthies of Britain), dies of typhus fever at 53
  • 1661-11-29 Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1668-06-20 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (b. 1620)
  • 1671-07-14 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar, dies at 71
  • 1671-12-28 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, dies at 60
  • 1672-04-22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar & poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1672-09-12 Tanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (b. 1615)
  • 1675-12-05 John Lightfoot, English theologist and scholar (Horae Hebraicae), dies at 73
  • 1689-11-26 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and classical scholar famous for his collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions, dies at 54
  • 1691-07-30 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
  • 1692-07-23 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, dies at 78
  • 1695-09-12 Jacob Abendana, Spanish scholar (b. 1630)
  • 1700-08-08 Matthias Henriksen Schacht, Danish scholar and composer, dies at 40
  • 1703-01-11 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (b. 1632)
  • 1704-07-09 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, dies at 67
  • 1706-01-21 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, dies at 56
  • 1712-08-03 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1718-07-28 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
  • 1719-11-26 John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1720-08-17 Anne Lefèvre Dacier, French scholar and translator of classical works (b. 1654)
  • 1722-09-18 André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1723-08-17 Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668)
  • 1727-02-13 William Wotton, English theologian and scholar, dies at 58
  • 1729-09-03 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • 1733-06-23 Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar, dies at 60
  • 1736-04-30 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, dies at 67
  • 1740-10-05 Johann Philipp Baratier, German scholar (b. 1721)
  • 1741-03-31 Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, dies at 72
  • 1742-07-14 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar who started the 1st written examinations in the West at Cambridge, dies at 80
  • 1747-12-02 Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695)
  • 1748-01-16 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
  • 1752-11-02 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German theologian and scholar, dies at 65
  • 1752-11-05 Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
  • 1757-01-19 Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
  • 1757-03-08 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, dies at 55
  • 1761-08-03 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, dies at 70
  • 1763-07-31 James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies
  • 1764-09-26 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, dies at 89
  • 1765-04-15 Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scholar & poet, dies at 53
  • 1766-04-04 John Taylor, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
  • 1766-05-05 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
  • 1766-09-13 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar, dies at 62
  • 1767-03-20 Firmin Abauzit, French scholar and scientist, dies at 87
  • 1770-11-01 Alexander Cruden "Alexander the Corrector", Scottish biblical scholar and eccentric, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible, dies at 71