The year 1733 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Physiology and medicine

Rev. Stephen Hales publishes Hæmastaticks, the second volume of his Statical Essays, in London, containing the results of his experiments in measuring blood pressure.[1]


May 26 - The flying shuttle loom is patented by John Kay, making weaving faster and increasing demand for yarn.[2]
The perambulator or pram (a baby carriage) is invented by English architect William Kent for children of the 3rd Duke of Devonshire.
The achromatic refracting lens is invented by English barrister Chester Moore Hall.


January 18 - Kaspar Friedrich Wolff, German surgeon and physiologist (d. 1794)
February 19 - Daniel Solander, Swedish botanist (d. 1782)
March 13 - Joseph Priestley, English chemist (d. 1804)
March 17 - Carsten Niebuhr, Danish cartographer, surveyor and traveller (d. 1815)
May 4 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)
May 22 - Alexander Monro, Scottish anatomist (d. 1817)
27 July 1733 Birth of Jeremiah Dixon in Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)


June 23 - Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss natural historian (b. 1672)

25 October 1733 Death of Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri


^ Lewis, O. (December 1994). "Stephen Hales and the measurement of blood pressure". Journal of Human Hypertension 8 (12): 865–71. PMID 7884783.
^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 303–304. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.

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