1686 - Royal Society

Events at the Royal Society in the first half of 1686 caused a major shift in Leeuwenhoek's career.

On January 27, 1686, the Royal Society elected Edmond Halley as clerk. Leeuwenhoek would not have another letter published in Philosophical Transactions until Halley's stint as clerk and editor was over.

March 2, 1686    editor Edmond Halley wrote a letter to Leeuwenhoek
May 19, 1686     The Royal Society decided to send a gift to Leeuwenhoek
May 25, 1686     editor Edmond Halley wrote a letter to Leeuwenhoek
June 16, 1686     The Royal Society officers declared their satisfaction with election of Edmond Halley


January 1, 1686     Published Levende Dierkens (Living Animals), Letters 28 - 31, 34 - 36
January 1, 1686     Published Cinnaber Naturalis (Natural Cinnabar), Letters 48 - 52

September 7, 1686     Examined silkworm eggs


January 1, 1686     Sat for his oil portrait by artist Johannes Verkolje (1650-1693)

June 8, 1686     Bought a burial section in the Oude Kerk


January 22, 1686     Wrote Letter 48 of 1686-01-22 (AB 89) to Members of the Royal Society

April 2, 1686     Wrote Letter 49 of 1686-04-02 (AB 90) to Members of the Royal Society
May 14, 1686     Wrote letter of 1686-05-14 (AB 91) to Antonio Magliabechi
May 14, 1686     Wrote Letter 50 of 1686-05-14 (AB 92) to Members of the Royal Society

June 10, 1686     Wrote Letter 51 of 1686-06-10 (AB 93) to Members of the Royal Society

July 10, 1686     Wrote Letter 52 of 1686-07-10 (AB 94) to Members of the Royal Society

September 10, 1686     Wrote letter of 1686-09-10 (AB 95) to Daniël Papenbroek
October 30, 1686     Wrote letter of 1686-10-30 (AB 96) to Antonio Magliabechi