Events in year of 1798

  • 01-01Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
  • 01-0811th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
  • 01-22Coup of Midderigh
  • 01-30Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument
  • 02-02Federal St. Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
  • 03-04Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
  • 03-09Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
  • 03-29Republic of Switzerland forms
  • 04-07Mississippi Territory organized
  • 04-23Dutch Emperor accepts new Constitution
  • 04-30Department of Navy forms
  • 05-26British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
  • 06-07Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
  • 06-13Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
  • 06-25US passes Alien Act allowing President to deport dangerous aliens
  • 07-06US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies"
  • 07-11US Marine Corps forms
  • 07-141st direct federal tax on states - on dwellings, land and slaves
  • 07-14Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against US government
  • 07-16US Public Health Service forms and US Marine Hospital authorized
  • 07-21Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
  • 07-23Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
  • 08-01Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet
  • 08-02British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
  • 08-27Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts The English
  • 09-01England signs treaty with nizam of Hyderabad, India
  • 09-05New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • 09-10British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St. George
  • 10-12Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
  • 10-12Friedrich von Schillers "Wallensteins Lager, " premieres in Weimar

People born in year of 1798

  • 01-06Ferdinand Simon Gassner: Composer
  • 01-14Isaac da Costa: Dutch writer / lawyer
  • 01-14Johan R Thorbecke: Premier of the Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
  • 01-15Thomas Crofton Croker: Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
  • 01-19Auguste Comte: Philosopher / founder (sociology and positivism)
  • 01-24Karl von Holtei: Silezian actor / playwright (Die Vagabunden)
  • 01-24Karl von Staudt: German Math Professor (projective geometrician)
  • 01-29Henry Neele: London, England -- Poet
  • 01-31Karl Gottlieb Reissiger: Composer
  • 02-22Charles Mynn Thruston: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1873
  • 03-04John Joseph Abercrombie: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1877
  • 03-13Abigail Powers Fillmore: 1st lady (1850-53)
  • 04-02H v Fallersleben: Writer
  • 04-03Charles D Wilkes: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1877
  • 04-08Dionysios Solomos: Poet
  • 04-09Giuditta Pasta [Negri]: Soprano
  • 04-19Franz Joseph Glaser: Composer
  • 04-19Heinrich Maria von Hess: Historical painter
  • 05-14Frantisek Palacky: Czechoslovakia -- Historian
  • 05-18Ethan Allen Hitchcock: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
  • 05-28Josef Dessauer: Composer
  • 06-12Samuel Cooper: Secretary of War / General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
  • 07-15Charles H Bell: Comm (Union Navy), died in 1875
  • 07-24John Adams Dix: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
  • 08-28Gershom Jaques Van Brunt: Comm (Union Navy), died in 1863
  • 09-01Richard Delafield: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1873
  • 09-02Thomas Holliday Hicks: (Union Gov) died in 1865
  • 09-11Franz E Neumann: German mineralogist / mathematician / physicist
  • 09-17Antonia M B Antonucci: Italian Cardinal / diplomat
  • 09-25Henri Scheffer: Painter

People died in year of 1798

  • 01-09Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea: Earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79
  • 01-20Christian Cannabich: German Composer / royal chaplain master, dies at 66
  • 01-22Lewis Morris: US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 71
  • 01-22Matija A Reljkovic: Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66
  • 01-26Christian Gottlob Neefe: German Organist / composer, dies at 49
  • 02-06Niels Schiorring: Composer, dies at 54
  • 02-13Wilhelm H Wackenroder: German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24
  • 03-22Justin Morgan: Composer, dies at 51
  • 05-10George Vancouver: British explorer, (Voyage of Discovery), dies at 40
  • 06-04Giovanni Jacopo Casanova: Ital adventurer / spy / librarian, dies at 73
  • 06-26Eugene Godecharle: Composer, dies at 56
  • 06-28Pierre Dutillieu: Composer, dies at 44
  • 06-29Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder]: Exerciser
  • 07-02John Fitch: American inventor, clockmaker, etc
  • 07-15Gaetano Pugnani: Composer, dies at 66
  • 08-07Johann Gottlieb Sollner: Composer, dies at 65
  • 08-15Felice Alessandri: Composer, dies at 50
  • 08-21Corneille F de Nelis: Flemish Scholar / Bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62
  • 09-16Damasus Brosmann: Composer, dies at 67
  • 09-21George Read: US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 65
  • 10-21Johann Christoph Schmugel: Composer, dies at 71
  • 11-19Theobald W Tone: Irish nationalist
  • 11-30Friedrich Fleischmann: Composer, dies at 32
  • 12-04Luigi Galvani: Italian anatomy / physicist, dies at 61
  • 12-19Charles-Joseph Panckoucke: Publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
  • 12-20Cornelis Ploos van Amstel: Dutch engraver / art collector, dies at 72

Events in year of 1799

  • 01-09Income Tax introduced in the UK
  • 01-14Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
  • 01-14King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
  • 01-251st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
  • 02-09USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
  • 02-131st US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts
  • 02-151st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania
  • 02-251st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
  • 02-25Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
  • 03-02Congress standardizes US Weights & Measures
  • 03-12Austria declares war on France
  • 03-28New York State abolished slavery
  • 04-14Napoleon called for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
  • 04-20Napoleon issues a decree calling for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
  • 06-22England and Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic
  • 07-24William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
  • 07-25French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
  • 08-13English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
  • 08-27English invasion army lands in North-Holland
  • 08-30Bataafse fleet surrender to English
  • 09-01Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)
  • 09-19English and Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver
  • 10-02Duke of York and Russians capture Alkmaar in the Netherlands
  • 10-06Battle at Castricum: French and Bataafs army beats English / Russian army
  • 10-09British frigate HMS Lutine sinks off Dutch coast
  • 10-10Convention of Alkmaar: English / Russian invasion army departs
  • 10-22Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
  • 11-09Napoleon becomes Dictator (1st consul) of France
  • 12-10Metric system established in France
  • 12-24Jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered

People born in year of 1799

  • 01-06Jedediah Strong Smith: US fur trader / explorer
  • 01-07Daniel Tyler: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
  • 02-04Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret: Portuguese playwright
  • 02-05John Lindley: English Botanist (Elements of Botany)
  • 03-01Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky: Composer
  • 03-07Frantisek L Celakovsky: Czechoslovakia -- Poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • 03-08Simon Cameron: Secretary of War (Union), died in 1889
  • 03-22F W A Argelander: Memel, East Prussia -- Cataloguer of 324,188 stars
  • 03-28Karl Adolph von Basedow: German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)
  • 03-29Edward Stanley: Earl Derby (C), British Prime Minister (1852, 1858-59, 1866-68)
  • 04-05Vincenzo Fioravanti: Composer
  • 04-13Heinrich F L Rellstab: German music theorist
  • 04-13Joseph Rastrelli: Composer
  • 04-22Jean Poiseuille: Physician / physiologist (blood pressure)
  • 05-23Thomas Hood: English poet / composer (Song of the Shirt)
  • 05-26Alexander S Pushkin: Russia -- Writer (Eugene Onegin)
  • 05-27Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy [Elie Levy]: Composer
  • 06-06Aleksandr Sergeyevich: Russia -- Poet and founder of modern Russian Literature
  • 06-06Alexandr Pushkin: Russia -- Writer (Eugene Onegin) (5 / 26 OS)
  • 06-18William Lassell: Discoverer (satellites of Uranus and Neptune)
  • 07-04F J Oscar I: King of Sweden / Norway (1844-59)
  • 08-04Olof Wilhelm Udden: Composer
  • 08-11Joachim de Barrande: French paleontologist / geologist
  • 08-20Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern: German liberal politician
  • 10-01Rufus Choate: United States -- Lawyer (Hall of Fame)
  • 10-05Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard: Dutch Minister of Reformed Worship
  • 10-15August Ferdinand Haeser: Composer
  • 11-17Titian Ramsey Peale: United States -- Artist / naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • 11-29Amos Bronson Alcott: US educator / poet (Concord Days)
  • 12-31Thomas Taglichsbeck: Composer

People died in year of 1799

  • 01-06W G Frederik: Prince of Orange / General, dies at 25
  • 01-22Horace B de Saussure: Swiss physicist / geologist / alpinist, dies at 58
  • 02-12Frantisek Xaver Dusek: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-16Charles Theoby: Ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74
  • 02-18Maurus Haberhauer: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-24Broerius Brorius: Theologist (Pensive Christian), dies at about 41
  • 02-24Georg C Lichtenberg: German physicist / writer, dies at 56
  • 03-18John Randall: Composer, dies at 82
  • 03-25Constantin Reindl: Composer, dies at 60
  • 03-28Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders: Dutch adventurer / spy, dies at 55
  • 04-01Narciso Casanovas: Composer, dies at 52
  • 04-19Pieter Hellendaal: Violinist / Organist / Composer (Glees), dies at 78
  • 04-28Francois Giroust: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-02Henri-Joseph Rigel: Composer, dies at 58
  • 05-09Claude-Benigne Balbastre: Composer, dies at 72
  • 05-18Pierre de Beaumarchais: Dramatist
  • 06-18Johann Andre: Composer, dies at 58
  • 07-07William Curtis: English Botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53
  • 08-02Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier: Balloonist, dies at 54
  • 08-06Joseph Friebert: Composer, dies at 74
  • 08-07John Bacon: English sculptor, dies at 58
  • 08-16Vincenzo Manfredini: Composer, dies at 61
  • 08-20Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz: Composer, dies at 37
  • 08-29Pius VI [Giovanni A Braschi]: Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
  • 09-07John Ingen Housz: Dutch / English Physician / nature investigator, dies at 68
  • 10-16Antoine-Frederic Gresnick: Composer, dies at 44
  • 10-23William Paca: US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 58
  • 10-24Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 11-22Baroness van Dorth: Orangist, executed
  • 12-05Robert Kimmerling: Composer, dies at 61