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1710 in science

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1710 in science

The year 1710 in science and technology involved some significant events.



  • The Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala is founded in Uppsala, Sweden, as the Collegium curiosorum ("College of the Curious").
  • Astronomy

  • Edmond Halley, comparing his observations with Ptolemy's catalog, discovers the proper motion of some "fixed" stars.
  • Physiology and medicine

  • Alexis Littré, in his treatise Diverses observations anatomiques, is the first physician to suggest the possibility of performing a lumbar colostomy for an obstruction of the colon.
  • Stephen Hales makes the first experimental measurement of the capacity of a mammalian heart.
  • Technology

  • Jakob Christof Le Blon invents a three-color printing process with red, blue, and yellow ink. Years later he adds black introducing the earliest four-color printing process.
  • Zoology

  • René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur produces a paper on the use of spiders to produce silk.
  • Publications

  • John Arbuthnot publishes "An argument for Divine Providence, taken from the constant regularity observed in the births of both sexes" in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.
  • Births

  • April 15 – William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (died 1790)
  • April 25 – James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer (died 1776)
  • May 18 – Johann II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (died 1790)
  • June 10 – James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (died 1768)
  • July 21 – Paul Möhring, German physician and zoologist (died 1792)
  • August 20 – Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (died 1761)
  • September 3 – Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (died 1784)
  • date unknown – William Heberden, English physician (died 1801), who gave the first description of angina pectoris
  • Deaths

  • February 25 – Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, French explorer (born c. 1639)
  • July 25 – Gottfried Kirch, German astronomer (born 1639)
  • September 19 – Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (born 1644)
  • Jean de Fontaney, French Jesuit mathematician and astronomer (born 1643)
  • References

    1710 in science Wikipedia

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