1715 in science

The year 1715 in science and technology involved some significant events.

List of years in science (table)


  • May 3 – Total solar eclipse across southern England, Sweden and Finland (last total eclipse visible in London for almost 900 years).
  • Edmond Halley suggests that nebulae are clouds of interstellar gas.
  • Publication in London of David Gregory's The elements of astronomy, physical and geometrical... Done into English, containing the first recorded use in English of the word Physics in its modern scientific sense[1] and the first mention of a series approximating the Titius–Bode law on celestial orbits.





  • French anatomist Raymond Vieussens's Traité nouveau de la structure et des causes du mouvement naturel du coeur is published in Toulouse, giving the first description of valvular disease of the heart.





  1. ^ "physics, n". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. September 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-02. (subscription or participating institution membership required)
  2. ^ "A Short Account of the Cause of the Saltness of the Ocean, and of the Several Lakes That Emit no Rivers; With a Proposal, by Help Thereof, to Discover the Age of the World". Jackson, Patrick Wyse (2006). The Chronologers' Quest: The Search for the Age of the Earth. Cambridge University Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-521-81332-8.
  3. ^ Britten, F. J. (1894). Former Clock & Watchmakers and their Work. London: E. & F.N. Spon. pp. 89–97.