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The year 1705 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy

Edmond Halley, in his Synopsis Astronomia Cometicae, states that comets seen in 1456, 1531, 1607, and 1682 were actually a single comet and correctly predicts that it will return in 1758.

Medicine

French anatomist Raymond Vieussens publishes Novum vasorum corporis humani systema, considered an early classic work on cardiology.

Other events

April 16 - Isaac Newton is knighted by Queen Anne of Great Britain.[1]

Births

February 22 - Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (died 1735)
April 11 - William Cookworthy, English chemist (died 1780)
June 21 - David Hartley, English physician and psychologist (died 1757)
undated - Charles Labelye, Swiss engineer (died c. 1781)
undated - Thomas Boulsover, English inventor (died 1788)

Deaths

January 17 - John Ray, English naturalist (born 1627)
August 16 - Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (born 1654)
October 11 - Guillaume Amontons, French scientific instrument inventor and physicist (born 1663)
November 10 - Justine Siegemund, German midwife (born 1636)

References

^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.

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Chronology

1704 - 1705 - 1706

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