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The year 1711 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Biology

Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli shows that coral is an animal rather than a plant as previously thought.

Mathematics

Giovanni Ceva publishes De Re Nummeraria (Concerning Money Matters), one of the first books on mathematical economics.
John Keill, writing in the journal of the Royal Society and with Isaac Newton's presumed blessing, accuses Gottfried Leibniz of having plagiarized Newton's calculus, formally starting the Leibniz and Newton calculus controversy.

Technology

John Shore invents the tuning fork.

Births

May 18 - Ruđer Bošković, Ragusan polymath (died 1787)
July 22 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (died 1753)

22 September 1711, Birth of Thomas Wright, Byers Green near Durham, England
October 31 - Laura Bassi, Italian scientist (died 1778)
19 November 1711 Birth of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov, Russian scientist (died 1765)
date unknown - Thomas Wright, English astronomer (died 1786)

25 July

27 November

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Chronology

1710 - 1711 - 1712

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