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The year 1717 in science and technology involved few significant events.


James Petiver publishes Papilionum Brittaniae Icones, the first book devoted exclusively to British butterflies, giving English names to a number of species.[1]


September 11 - Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (d. 1783)
16 November 1717, Birth of Jean le Rond d'Alembert [Dalembert], in Paris, France, French mathematician (d. 1783)
Pierre Le Roy, French clockmaker (d. 1785)
approx. date - Matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (d. 1785)


January 13 - Maria Sibylla Merian, naturalist (b. 1647)
March 8 - Abraham Darby I, English ironmaster (b. 1678)


^ Salmon, Michael A. (2000). The Aurelian Legacy: British butterflies and their collectors. Colchester: Basil Harley. pp. 103–105. ISBN 0-946589-40-2.

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