Events in year of 1792

  • 01-09Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
  • 02-07Austria and Prussia sign anti-French covenant
  • 02-21Congress passes Presidential Succession Act
  • 02-23Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)
  • 03-01US Presidential Succession Act passed
  • 03-04Oranges introduced to Hawaii
  • 03-16Murder attempt on King Gustavus III by count Ankarstrom at opera
  • 03-24Benjamin West (US) becomes President of Royal Academy of London
  • 04-02Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
  • 04-05George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
  • 04-14France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
  • 04-20France declares war on Austria, Prussia and Sardinia
  • 04-24"La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
  • 04-25Guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier
  • 05-07Captain Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
  • 05-08British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Washington
  • 05-08US establishes military draft
  • 05-11Columbia River discovered and named by US Captain Robert Gray
  • 05-12Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
  • 05-16Denmark abolishes slave trade
  • 05-1724 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
  • 05-19Russian army enters Poland
  • 06-01Kentucky admitted as 15th US state
  • 06-04Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
  • 06-12George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC
  • 06-13King Louis XVI fires French government
  • 06-21Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
  • 07-08France declares war on Prussia
  • 07-11Prussia army moves into French territory
  • 07-25Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"

People born in year of 1792

  • 01-08Lowell Mason: Medfield, Massachusetts -- Organist / composer (Zebulo)
  • 01-12Robert Patterson: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 01-21Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma: Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)
  • 02-12Ferdinand de Braekeleer: Belgian painter
  • 02-23Istvan Ferenczi: Hungarian sculptor
  • 02-27Don Joaquin B F Espartero: Spanish adventurer / Field Marshal
  • 02-28Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer: Estonian / German embryologist
  • 02-29Gioacchino Rossini: Pesaro, Italy -- Composer (Barber of Seville)
  • 02-29Karl Ernst von Baler: Russia -- Naturalist (discovered human ovum)
  • 04-04Thaddeus Stevens: US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)
  • 04-12John George Lambton: London, England -- Statesman (1st Earl of Durham)
  • 04-25John Keble: Anglican priest / founder (Oxford Movement)
  • 04-30Johann Friedrich Schwencke: Composer
  • 05-13Pius IX "Pio Nono" [Giovanni-Maria Mastai-Ferretti]: Pope (1846-78)
  • 06-19Gustav Schwab: Writer
  • 07-10George Mifflin Dallas: (D) 11th VP (1845-49)
  • 08-04Percy Bysshe Shelley: England, United Kingdom -- Romantic poet (Adonais)
  • 08-18John: 1st Earl Russell, British Whig Prime Minister (1846-52, 1865-66)
  • 09-05Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault: Composer
  • 09-08Joseph Netherclift: Composer
  • 09-14Gino Capponi: Italian Marquis / literary / Premier of Toscane
  • 09-27George Cruikshank: London, England -- Caricaturist (Oliver Twist)
  • 10-02Philip Cipriani Hambley Potter: Pianist / composer
  • 10-03Cipriani Potter: Composer
  • 10-13Moritz Hauptmann: Composer
  • 10-19Dirk Donker Curtius: Dutch attorney / Minister of Justice (liberal)
  • 10-20Anton Bernhard Furstenau: Composer
  • 10-20Colin Campbell / Lord Clyde: British officer (Sepoy-uprising)
  • 11-13Edward John Trelawney: England, United Kingdom -- Traveler / author (Adv of Younger Son)
  • 11-28Victor Cousin: French philosopher / Minister of Education

People died in year of 1792

  • 01-10Jean-Louis Laruette: Composer, dies at 60
  • 02-23Joshua Reynolds: English portrait Painter (Simplicity), dies at 68
  • 03-03Robert Adam: Scottish Architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63
  • 03-10John Stuart: 3rd Earl of Bute / English Premier (1760-63), dies at 78
  • 03-29Gustav III: King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of wounds
  • 04-25Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann: Composer, dies at 54
  • 04-25Nicolas J Pelletier: Frenchman, 1st guillotined
  • 04-30Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth: Composer, dies at 36
  • 04-30John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich: English Naval minister, dies at 73
  • 05-03Carlo Zuccari: Composer, dies at 87
  • 05-07Aert Schouman: Dutch bird / portrait painter, dies at 82
  • 05-24George Brydges: 1st Baron Rodney / Admiral
  • 05-24Jakob M R Lenz: Writer (That Soldier)
  • 06-04John Burgoyne: Soldier / playwright
  • 06-30Francesco Antonio Rosetti: Composer
  • 08-02Nathanael Gottfried Gruner: Composer, dies at 60
  • 08-05Frederick 7th baron North: English Premier (1770-82), dies at 60
  • 08-17Jan Jachym Kopriva: Composer, dies at 38
  • 09-18Gottlieb August Spangenberg: Founder (Moravian Church in America)
  • 11-30Ernst William Wolf: Composer, dies at 57
  • 12-15Joseph Martin Kraus: Composer, dies at 36

Events in year of 1793

  • 01-091st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia
  • 01-09Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
  • 01-09Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America
  • 01-19French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
  • 01-21Prussia and Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)
  • 01-232nd partition of Poland, between Prussia and Russia
  • 01-23Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
  • 02-01France declares war on England and Netherlands
  • 02-01Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk and linen
  • 02-11Prussian troops occupy Venlo Neth
  • 02-121st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
  • 02-24French troops conquer Breda
  • 03-04French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth
  • 03-182nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
  • 04-01Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
  • 04-17Battle of Warsaw
  • 05-19Netherlands captures French island of St. Maarten (held until 1795)
  • 05-21Curacao Island Council forbids criticism on House of Orange
  • 05-25Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
  • 05-30Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
  • 06-101st public zoo opens in Paris
  • 06-10Washington replaced Philadelphia as US capital
  • 06-111st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
  • 06-20Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin
  • 06-241st Republican constitution in France adopted
  • 07-24France passes 1st copyright law
  • 08-01France becomes 1st country to use the metric system
  • 08-29Slaves in French colony of St. Domingue (Haiti) freed
  • 09-05In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins
  • 09-18President Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol Building

People born in year of 1793

  • 01-03Lucretia Coffin Mott: United States -- Teacher / Minister / abolitionist / feminist
  • 01-18William Henry Havergal: Composer
  • 02-06Pietro Rovelli: Composer
  • 03-02Samuel Houston: 1st President of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)
  • 03-03Ch Sealsfield: Writer
  • 03-06Bernhard Joseph Klein: Composer
  • 03-11Jan F Willems: Flemish writer / philologist
  • 03-12Augustin-Philippe Peellaert: Composer
  • 04-11Nicolaas C Kist: Dutch church historian / archivist
  • 04-12Ferdinand I KLJM [the Good Natured]: Emperor of Austria / King of Hungary
  • 04-15Friedrich Struve: Germany -- Founded dynasty of astronomers
  • 05-09Johannes C de Jonge: Dutch historian / archivist
  • 07-02Antoine Prumier: Composer
  • 07-03John Claire: England, United Kingdom -- Poet
  • 07-04Franz Xaver Pechacek: Composer
  • 07-05Pavel I Pestel: Russian officer
  • 07-06Jacob M de Kempenaer: Dutch lawyer / Minister of Internal Affairs (1848-49)
  • 07-20Aleksander Fredro: Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)
  • 07-23Joseph Hartmann Stuntz: Composer
  • 07-30Josepf Francois Snel: Composer
  • 08-10Heinrich August Neithardt: Composer
  • 09-04Edward Bates: Attorney General (Union), died in 1869
  • 09-25Felicia Dorothea Hermans: Poet
  • 09-28Denis-Auguste Affre Franc: Archbishop / opponent of King Louis-Philippe
  • 10-28Eliphalet Remington: US gun maker
  • 11-03Stephen Fuller Austin: Colonized Texas
  • 11-10Jared Kirtland: United States -- Physician / naturalist / reformed penitentiaries
  • 11-15Michel Chasles: French mathematician (geometry)
  • 11-16Francis Danby: Irish painter
  • 12-11Pietro Coppola: Composer

People died in year of 1793

  • 01-01Francesco Guardi: Italian painter, dies at 80
  • 01-04Bengt Lidner: Swedish Poet (Medea / Yttersa domen), dies at 35
  • 01-21Louis XVI: French King (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38
  • 02-02William Aiton: English Botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
  • 03-04Isaac Ouwater: Amsterdam Painter / cartoonist, dies at 44
  • 03-21Johann Michael Schmidt: Composer, dies at 51
  • 04-09Ernestus Weinrauch: Composer, dies at 62
  • 04-30Lorenzo Fago: Composer, dies at 88
  • 05-07Johan A Zoutman: Dutch Lieutenant Admiral (battle of Doggersbank), dies at 68
  • 05-07Pietro Nardini: Composer, dies at 71
  • 05-13Martin Gerbert: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-04Jan Ekels de Young: Dutch painter, dies at 34
  • 06-26Gilbert White: Naturalist / cleric
  • 07-13Jean Paul Marat: French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday
  • 07-14Jacques Cathelineau: French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • 07-17Charlotte Corday: Murderer (Jean-Paul Marat), is guillotined
  • 08-22Louis Duke de Noailles: Marshal of France, dies at 80
  • 08-28Adam-Philippe Custine: French Earl / General / parliament member
  • 10-08John Hancock: US Merchant / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 56
  • 10-16Marie Antoinette: Queen of France, beheaded in France
  • 10-19Francisco Morera: Composer, dies at 62
  • 10-21Johann Ernst Hartmann: Composer, dies at 66
  • 10-31Pierre V Vergniaud: French politician / police leader, guillotined at 40
  • 12-06Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry: Mistress of Louis XV, beheaded
  • 12-13Johann Joachim Christoph Bode: Composer, dies at 63
  • 12-20Joseph Legros: Composer, dies at 54
  • 12-28Louis Earl of Bylandt: Dutch Admiral, dies at about 75