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1737 in science

The year 1737 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here.

See also: 1736 in science, other events of 1737, 1738 in science and the list of years in science.




  • Francesco Serao is the first person to use the word lava in connection with extruded magma in a short account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which took place between May 14 and June 4.
  • October 11 - An earthquake in Calcutta, India causes 300,000 deaths


  • John Harrison presents the first stable nautical chronometer, thereby allowing for precise longitude determination while at sea




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