Antedating of "Engineering"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 24 03:28:38 UTC 2004

engineering (OED 1720)

1705 David Jones _A compleat history of Europe: or, a view of the affairs
thereof, civil and military, for the year, 1704_ 578  The 17th of this
Month proved fatal to the famous Lieutenant General _Coborn_; who, without
Vanity, was the ablest Engineer in his Time: He rose by small Gradations
in the Military and Engineering ARts, to the high Posts he so worthily
filled, under the States-General.

Fred Shapiro

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