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The year 1730 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy

The analemma is developed by the French astronomer Grandjean de Fouchy.

Physics

The Reaumur scale is developed by French naturalist René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, with 0° = the freezing point of water and 80° = the boiling point.[1]

Technology

Joseph Foljambe of Rotherham, England, produces the iron-clad Rotherham swing plough.[2]

Births

April 15 - Moses Harris, English entomologist and engraver (d. c.1788)
June 26 - Charles Messier, French astronomer (d. 1817)
August 12 - Edmé-Louis Daubenton, French naturalist (d. 1785)
December 8 - Johann Hedwig, Transylvanian-born German botanist (d. 1799)
Maria Ardinghelli, Italian scientific translator (d. 1825)
between 1730 and 1732 - William Hudson, English botanist (d. 1793)

1730 Birth of Jan Ingen-Housz

Deaths

January 18 - Antonio Vallisneri, Italian physician and natural scientist (b. 1661)
December 5 (bur.) - Alida Withoos, Dutch botanical artist (b. c.1661/2)

References

^ Simons, Paul (17 October 2007). "How Reaumur fell off the temperature scale". The Times (London). Retrieved 2011-06-21.
^ Jones, Alan. "A Brief History of The Plough". Doncaster: Society of Ploughmen. Retrieved 2011-05-03.

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Chronology

1729 - 1730 - 1731

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