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 within three volumes between 1768 and 1771. The project was the brainchild of Andrew Bell and Colin Macfarquhar, from Edinburgh, Scotland, who paid £200 to William Smellie, antiquary, and natural historian to compile the works.

      1768 and 1771
      Andrew Bell, Colin Macfarquhar
      Edinburgh, Scotland

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