Events in year of 1796

  • 01-23Armand-Gaston Camus becomes Chairman of Council of 500
  • 03-011st National Meeting in the Hague
  • 03-09Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais
  • 03-28Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church
  • 03-31Johann Wolfgang von Goethes "Egmont, " premieres in Weimar
  • 04-131st elephant arrives in US from India
  • 04-13Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians
  • 04-22Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
  • 04-28Cease fire of Cherasco
  • 05-10French government arrest 10 utopists
  • 05-10Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
  • 05-10Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
  • 05-141st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
  • 05-15France and Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • 05-15French troops occupy Milan
  • 05-16Lombardije Republic forms
  • 05-19Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
  • 05-27James S McLean patents his piano
  • 06-01Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
  • 07-041st Independence Day celebration is held
  • 07-08US State Department issues 1st American passport
  • 07-22Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleveland
  • 08-08Boston African Society establishes with 44 members
  • 08-17English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
  • 08-19Spain and France sign anti-English alliance
  • 08-23African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
  • 09-02Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
  • 09-05General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna Italy
  • 09-08Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
  • 09-17President George Washington delivers his farewell address

People born in year of 1796

  • 01-21John Gelinde van Blom: Frisian notary / author
  • 01-25William McGillivray: Old Aberdeen, United Kingdom -- Naturalist
  • 02-17Giovanni Pacini: Composer
  • 02-20Eduard W van Dam van Isselt: Dutch military / liberal politician
  • 02-22Adolphe Quetelet: Belgium -- Mathematician / astronomer / statistician
  • 02-29[Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet: Belgian astronomer / meteorology
  • 04-24K L Immermann: Writer
  • 04-26Auguste-Matthieu Panseron: Composer
  • 05-04Horace Mann: United States -- Educator / author / editor (pioneered public schools)
  • 05-04Joseph Pannell Taylor: Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1864
  • 05-09August Pauly: German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)
  • 05-17Martinus J Niewindt: Bishop of Curacao (christen slaves)
  • 05-21Reverdy Johnson: Rep (Union), died in 1876
  • 06-25Ferdinando Giorgetti: Composer
  • 07-06Nicholas I Pavlovitch: Tsar of Russia (1825-55)
  • 07-16Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: Painter
  • 07-20Edward Hodges: Composer
  • 07-23Franz Adolf Berwald: Sweden -- Composer
  • 07-24Herman van Sonsbeeck: Dutch lawyer / Statesman
  • 07-24John Middleton Clayton: Delaware, United States -- (Sen-Delaware) / US Secretary of State (1849-50)
  • 07-26George Catlin: United States -- Author / painter (American Indian scenes)
  • 09-22Ret Cornelius Kinchiloe Stribling: Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
  • 10-04John Richardson: Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy)
  • 10-14Adolf Ganz: Composer
  • 10-24August v Platen: Writer
  • 11-06George Back: English sea officer / explorer (North Canada)
  • 11-14Carlo Conti: Composer
  • 11-19Johann Wilhelm Mangold: Composer
  • 11-30Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe: Composer
  • 12-09Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley: Composer

People died in year of 1796

  • 01-05Samuel Huntington: US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 64
  • 01-22Bernhard Hupfeld: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-17James Macpherson: Poet
  • 02-28Friedrich Wilhelm Rust: Composer, dies at 56
  • 03-17Pieter Paulus: Lawyer / Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41
  • 03-19Stephen Storace: Composer, dies at 33
  • 03-22Gaspare Gabellone: Composer, dies at 68
  • 05-12Johann P Uz: German Poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
  • 05-17Jacob Wilhelm Lustig: Composer, dies at 89
  • 06-08Felice de Giardini: Composer, dies at 80
  • 07-21Robert Burns: Scottish Poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37
  • 07-30Nicolas the Pigage: French classical architect
  • 09-22George Wilhelm Gruber: Composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • 09-22Joseph Lederer: Composer, dies at 63
  • 10-27Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz: Composer, dies at 45
  • 11-17Catharina II the Great: Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
  • 12-30Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne: Composer, dies at 45

Events in year of 1797

  • 01-01Albany replaces NYC as capital of New York
  • 01-151st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)
  • 01-26Russia, Prussia and Austria sign treaty
  • 01-30Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks
  • 02-04Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000
  • 02-15Battle of Cape St. Vincent
  • 02-191 / 3 of papal domain ceded to France
  • 02-21Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to British
  • 03-04John Adams inaugurated as 2nd President of US
  • 03-28Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
  • 04-18France and Austria signs cease fire
  • 05-101st Navy ship, the "United States, " is launched
  • 06-06Napoleon forms Ligurische Republic
  • 07-081st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment
  • 07-101st US frigate, the "United States, " is launched in Philadelphia
  • 08-03Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
  • 08-16Comet C / 1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
  • 09-012nd National Meeting in Hague
  • 09-20US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston
  • 10-11Battle at Kamperduin: English fleet destroys Bataafse
  • 10-11British naval forces defeat Dutch off Camperdown, Netherlands
  • 10-17Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions and France
  • 10-21US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston

People born in year of 1797

  • 01-04Wilhelm Beer: Germany -- Amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
  • 01-30Edwin Vose Sumner: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 01-31Franz Peter Schubert: Lichtenthal, Australia -- Composer (Unfinished Symphony)
  • 02-06Joseph Maria von Radowitz: Prussian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 02-15Henry Engelhard Steinway: Piano maker (Steinway)
  • 02-22William I: Berlin, Germany -- King of Prussia (1861-88) / German Emperor (1871-88)
  • 02-24Samuel Lover: Composer
  • 02-28Mary Lyon: United States -- Educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)
  • 02-28W Frederik K: Prince of the Netherlands / General / Admiral (10 day campaign)
  • 03-07Karl Schwencke: Composer
  • 03-22Kaiser Wilhelm I: German Emperor (1871-88)
  • 03-24Antonio Rosmini-Serbati: Philosopher / founder (Institute of Charity)
  • 03-25John Winebrenner: United States -- Clergyman that founded the Church of God
  • 04-14Adolphe Thiers: 1st President of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)
  • 04-17Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque: Belgian composer / conductor
  • 04-18Louis-Adolphe Thiers: President of France
  • 04-30Andreas V Michiels: Dutch military Governor of West-Sumatra
  • 05-12Johann Hermann Kufferath: Composer
  • 05-18Frederik Augustus II: King of Saxon (1836-54)
  • 05-30Johann Christian Lobe: Composer
  • 07-10Pieter L Uys: South African pioneer (Great Pull)
  • 07-19Johann Gottlieb Schneider: Composer
  • 07-21Franz Schoberlechner: Composer
  • 08-05Friedrich August Kummer: Composer
  • 09-06Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith: Confederacy (Confederate Army)
  • 09-16Anthony Panizzi: Librarian at British Museum
  • 10-04J Gotthelf: Writer
  • 10-13William Motherwell: Scottish civil servant / poet
  • 10-23John J Rochussen: Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)
  • 11-04Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky: Russian author

People died in year of 1797

  • 01-11Francis Lightfoot Lee: US farmer (singer Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • 01-13Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern: Wife of Frederick II, dies at 81
  • 01-30Johann Abraham Sixt: Composer, dies at 40
  • 02-08Johann Friedrich Doles: Composer, dies at 81
  • 02-11Antoine Dauvergne: Composer, dies at 83
  • 02-27Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-01Juan Manuel Olivares: Composer, dies at 36
  • 03-02Horace [Horatio] Walpole: British horror writer, dies at 79
  • 03-19Philip Hayes: Composer, dies at 58
  • 03-26James Hutton: Geologist
  • 04-03Nonnosus Madlseder: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-12Josef Antonin Stepan: Composer, dies at 71
  • 05-27Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf: French utopian socialist, dies at 36
  • 05-30Carl Ludwig Junker: Composer, dies at 48
  • 06-17Aga Mohammed Khan: Cruel ruler of Persia, castrated and killed
  • 07-09Edmund Burke: British Author / parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68
  • 07-29Christoph Rheineck: Composer, dies at 48
  • 08-03Jeffrey Amherst: English Governor-General of America, dies at 80
  • 08-12Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger: Composer, dies at 73
  • 09-18Louis-Lazare Hoche: French revolutionary General
  • 09-23Johann Georg Roser: Composer, dies at 57
  • 10-09Elia van Vilnius: Latvian rabbi, dies at 77
  • 10-09Elijah B Solomon Zalman: Rabbi / Gaon of Vilna
  • 10-10Carter Braxton: US boer / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 61
  • 10-12Pierre de Jelyotte: Composer, dies at 84
  • 11-16Frederik Willem II: King of Prussia (1786-97), dies at 53
  • 12-01Oliver Wolcott: US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 71
  • 12-22Giovanni Marco Rutini: Composer, dies at 74
  • 12-26John Wilkes: English journalist / Higher / Lower house leader, dies at 72