Antedating of "Human Rights"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 6 11:38:16 UTC 2006

human rights (OED 1791)

1766 _Providence Gazette_ 1 Nov. 1 (America's Historical Newspapers)  The
liberties of _Germany_ (which are the powers of petty tyrants to trample
on all human rights).

Fred Shapiro

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