William Smellie

William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. Continue reading

Encyclopaedia Britannica Published

The first English encyclopedia was published, Encyclopaedia Britannica aka A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, containing short entries on a wide variety of subjects with longer essays on important topics Continue reading

Archeologists Find Earliest Vocabulary List

Archeologists discovered an Akkadian vocabulary list in Mesopotamia from 600 BCE. Continue reading

Hebrew Language Dictionary Machberet Compiled in Spain

The Hebrew language dictionary Machberet containing a lexicon from the Torah and biblical books was compiled by Menakhem ben Saruq, a poet and philologist in Cordoba, Spain in 950. Continue reading

Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder (born Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23 – 79) was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and friend of the emperor Vespasian. Continue reading

Encyclopedia of importance was Pliny the Elder’s encyclopedia of the physical world

Pliny the Elder’s encyclopedia of the physical world, was called Historia naturalis (Natural History), completed some time in Rome circa 77 CE and was widely influential up to the end of what is known as the medieval period. Continue reading

Dictionary of English slang

Captain Francis Grose, published in England in 1785, the Dictionary of English slang, which he titled “A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue”. Continue reading