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The year 1765 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy

February 8 - Nevil Maskelyne becomes Astronomer Royal in England.[1]

Technology

James Watt makes a breakthrough in the development of the steam engine by constructing a model with a separate condenser.[2]
October 15 - Gribeauval system for manufacture of cannon introduced in France by royal decree.[3]

Awards

Copley Medal: Not awarded

Births

March 7 - Nicéphore Niépce, inventor (died 1833)
November 14 - Robert Fulton, engineer (died 1815)
December 8 - Eli Whitney, inventor (died 1825)
June 4 - Takeshi Watanabe, great swordmaker (died 1838)

1765 Birth of Karl Ludwig Harding

1765 Birth of Sir James Ivory

Deaths

15 April 1765 Death of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov, Russian scientist (born 1711)
May 7 - Alexis Clairaut, mathematician (born 1713)
September - Richard Pococke, English anthropologist and explorer (born 1704)
December 25 - Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian, natural scientist, developer of lightning rod (born 1698)

References

^ Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1765". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale.
^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 323. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
^ Chartrand, René (2003). Napoleon's Guns 1792-1815. 1. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 1-84176-458-2.

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Chronology

1764 - 1765 - 1766

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