The year 1743 in science and technology involved some significant events.


November 29 - Discovery of C/1743 X1, the 'Great Comet of 1744' (sic.), by Jan de Munck at Middelburg and subsequently by de Chéseaux and Klinkenberg.[1]


Sir Christopher Packe produces a geological map of south-east England.

Physiology and medicine

June 2 - British surgeon William Hunter presents his paper "Of the structure and diseases of articulating cartilages".[2]


Copley Medal: Abraham Trembley


February 13 - Joseph Banks, English botanist (d. 1820)
June 3 - Lucia Galeazzi Galvani, Italian scientist (d. 1788)
August 17 - Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, German geographer and zoologist (d. 1815)
August 26 - Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (d. 1794)
September 17 - Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician, philosopher and political scientist (d. 1794)
October 20 - François Chopart, French surgeon (d. 1795)
November 11 - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist (d. 1828)
December 1 - Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist (d. 1817)

1743 Birth of René Just Haüy


^ De Munck, J. (1744). Sterrekundige Waarneemingen op de Comeet of Staart-Sterre: Sedert den 29 November des Jaars 1743; tot op den 1 Maart van den Jaare 1744. Amsterdam; Middelburg: Isaak Tirion; Hendrik van Hoekke.
^ Hunter, William (1743). "Of the Structure and Diseases of Articulating Cartilages". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London) 42: 514–21. doi:10.1098/rstl.1742.0079. Retrieved 2012-01-05.

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