Timeline of Science and Technology in the 18th Century

A list of major events selected by piero scaruffi

(STILL IN PREPARATION - Suggestions welcome)

1735: Carl Linnaeus begins classifying living beings in his "Systema Naturae"
1777: Antoine Lavoisier explains that fire is not a fundamental element
1787: Antoine Lavoisier founds chemistry
1788: Joseph Louis Lagrange reduces mechanics to calculus
1789: Antoine Lavoisier discovers the conservation of mass
1799: The metric system
1799: The metric system
Continues to Science of the 19th Century