1729 in science

The year 1729 in science and technology involved some significant events.

List of years in science (table)



  • June 8 – The Botanic Gardens of Pamplemousses on Mauritius are started by Pierre Barmond.
  • Mark Catesby begins part publication in London of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants ... together with their descriptions in English and French, the first published account of the flora and fauna of North America, and the first work of natural history to use folio-size coloured plates.[2]





  • Stephen Switzer publishes An Introduction to a General System of Hydrostaticks and Hydraulicks in London, a 2-volume general treatise on hydraulics.
  • Walter Churchman of Bristol (England) patents the first mechanical cocoa bean grinder.[6]




  1. ^ Date clarified in: Sarton, George (November 1931). "Discovery of the Aberration of Light". Isis. 16 (2): 233. doi:10.1086/346611. ISSN 0021-1753. JSTOR 224710.
  2. ^ Hepper, F. Nigel (2004). "Catesby, Mark (1683–1749)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2011-03-23. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ Steinbock, R. Ted (2006). "Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution" (PDF). Centre College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-19.
  4. ^ Westfall, Richard S. "Gray, Stephen". The Galileo Project.
  5. ^ Lamontagne, Roland (1964). La vie et l’oeuvre de Pierre Bouguer. Presses de l'Université de Montréal.
  6. ^ Appendix 8: Chocolate Timeline. Chocolate. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2008. pp. 855–928. doi:10.1002/9780470411315.app8. ISBN 978-0-470-41131-5.