French History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 2,171

  • 1793-03-26 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France
  • 1793-05-19 Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)
  • 1793-05-30 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
  • 1793-06-24 1st republican constitution in France adopted
  • 1793-07-24 France passes 1st copyright law
  • 1793-08-01 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system
  • 1793-08-08 The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
  • 1793-08-29 Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed
  • 1793-09-05 French Revolution: the "Reign of Terror" begins
  • 1793-09-20 British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti
  • 1793-10-05 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1793-10-16 Battle of Wattignies: French defeat Allied forces and lift siege of Maubeuge
  • 1793-11-03 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1793-11-10 France ends forced worship of God
  • 1793-11-26 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
  • 1793-12-18 Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
  • 1793-12-26 Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.
  • 1794-02-04 French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
  • 1794-03-28 Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1794-04-30 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
  • 1794-05-06 Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France
  • 1794-05-18 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)
  • 1794-06-01 Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
  • 1794-06-10 France revolutionary regime begins trials
  • 1794-06-25 French troops occupy Charleroi
  • 1794-06-26 Battle of Fleurus: major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
  • 1794-07-02 2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
  • 1794-07-13 Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
  • 1794-07-28 French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
  • 1794-08-26 French troops occupy Lock
  • 1794-09-27 French troops conquer Crèvecoeur
  • 1794-10-09 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
  • 1794-10-29 French troops occupies Venlo
  • 1794-11-03 French troops conquer Maastricht
  • 1794-11-07 French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • 1794-12-15 Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
  • 1794-12-30 French troops conquer Grave Neth
  • 1795-01-16 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1795-01-18 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
  • 1795-02-05 Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud
  • 1795-02-21 Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
  • 1795-02-25 French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."
  • 1795-03-05 Treaty of Basel - Prussia ends war with France
  • 1795-04-07 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
  • 1795-05-16 Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassal state
  • 1795-07-15 "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem
  • 1795-07-27 Spain & France sign peace treaty
  • 1795-10-01 France annexes Southern Netherlands
  • 1795-10-01 Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1795-10-26 The Directoire, a five-man revolutionary government of France, is created

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1796-04-21 Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1796-05-10 French government arrest 10 utopists
  • 1796-05-15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • 1796-05-15 French troops occupy Milan
  • 1796-08-19 Spain & France sign anti-British alliance
  • 1796-09-08 Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
  • 1796-11-17 Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
  • 1797-02-19 One third of papal domain ceded to France
  • 1797-02-22 The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1797-04-18 France & Austria sign ceasefire
  • 1797-05-12 First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
  • 1797-10-17 Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions & France
  • 1798-03-07 The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
  • 1798-07-07 Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1798-08-01 Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson attacks and decimates the French fleet at Aboukir Bay off the Nile Delta, Egypt

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1798-08-02 Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson further decimates the French fleet
  • 1798-08-03 Battle of the Nile: British Admiral Horatio Nelson forces the remnants of the French fleet to surrender, concluding a decisive victory for the British who capture or destroy 11 French ships of the line and 2 frigates
  • 1798-08-22 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
  • 1798-08-27 Battle of Castlebar, Ireland: French army and Irish rebels rout a larger the British force
  • 1798-09-05 New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • 1798-10-12 Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
  • 1798-12-24 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition
  • 1799-01-14 King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
  • 1799-02-09 USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
  • 1799-03-12 Austria declares war on France
  • 1799-07-15 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
  • 1799-07-25 French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
  • 1799-08-23 Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
  • 1799-10-06 Battle of Castricum: Franco-Dutch army beats British-Russian army
  • 1799-10-22 Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
  • 1799-11-09 Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
  • 1799-12-10 Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
  • 1800-01-08 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
  • 1800-01-08 Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
  • 1800-03-20 French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo
  • 1800-05-15 Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles
  • 1800-09-05 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 1800-10-01 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • 1801-02-09 France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville
  • 1801-03-08 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • 1801-07-06 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
  • 1801-07-11 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
  • 1801-07-12 2nd Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)
  • 1801-10-01 Britain & France signs Preliminary of London
  • 1802-03-25 Great Britain and the French Republic sign the Treaty of Amiens
  • 1802-04-08 French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled
  • 1802-05-19 French Order of Legion d'Honneur forms
  • 1802-06-04 Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
  • 1802-06-15 Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros
  • 1802-08-25 Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,773

  • 1771-10-01 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer
  • 1771-10-23 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1772-01-04 Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
  • 1772-04-07 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • 1772-04-15 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
  • 1772-08-30 Henri D Count de Larochejacquelin, French royalist leader
  • 1773-03-28 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)
  • 1773-04-09 Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824
  • 1773-08-22 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1773-10-06 King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
  • 1774-01-01 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
  • 1774-02-16 Pierre Rode, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (d. 1830)
  • 1774-04-21 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
  • 1774-06-24 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)
  • 1774-07-20 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
  • 1775-01-20 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
  • 1775-07-23 Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective
  • 1775-07-23 Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
  • 1775-08-06 Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme/General of France
  • 1775-08-28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1776-04-01 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1831)

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 1777-01-03 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • 1777-03-31 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)
  • 1777-12-04 Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
  • 1778-01-24 Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X
  • 1778-09-04 Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 1778-12-06 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
  • 1779-01-15 Jean Coralli, ballet producer/choreographer, born in Paris, France
  • 1779-08-07 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1779-10-10 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP
  • 1779-11-27 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)
  • 1779-12-12 Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)
  • 1779-12-19 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, engraver, born in Paris, France
  • 1780-04-29 Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • 1780-08-19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1780-08-29 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)
  • 1780-09-28 Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1780-12-23 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
  • 1781-01-30 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1781-02-17 René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)
  • 1781-03-18 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)
  • 1781-06-21 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
  • 1782-01-29 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
  • 1782-06-10 Amable-G-P B de Barante, French politician/historian
  • 1782-06-19 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)
  • 1783-01-23 Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)
  • 1783-04-10 Hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 1783-12-19 Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
  • 1784-07-27 Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)
  • 1784-10-15 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (d. 1849)
  • 1785-02-12 Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • 1785-02-22 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)
  • 1785-03-27 Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95)
  • 1785-11-28 Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
  • 1786-01-23 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • 1786-02-02 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
  • 1786-02-28 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
  • 1786-05-08 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)
  • 1786-06-20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
  • 1786-07-09 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France (d. 1787)
  • 1786-07-24 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
  • 1786-10-30 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)
  • 1787-05-07 Jacques Viger, French Canadian politician, first mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
  • 1787-06-04 Constant Prévost, French geologist (d. 1856)
  • 1787-09-05 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)
  • 1787-10-04 Francois P G Guizot, French historian/politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1787-11-18 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (daguerreotype), born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France (d. 1851)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1788-03-07 Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist who pioneered the study of electric and luminescent phenomena, born in Châtillon-Coligny, France (d. 1878)
  • 1788-03-12 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor
  • 1788-09-10 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
  • 1789-06-30 E J Horace Vernet, French painter
  • 1789-08-21 Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
  • 1790-05-23 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1790-10-21 Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)
  • 1791-06-30 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
  • 1791-09-26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)
  • 1791-12-24 A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)
  • 1792-05-21 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (d. 1843)
  • 1792-09-05 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1857).
  • 1792-11-28 Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education
  • 1792-12-20 Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
  • 1793-11-15 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)
  • 1794-01-25 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • 1794-03-05 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1794-04-15 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • 1794-05-13 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1795-01-06 Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  • 1795-05-13 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1795-12-04 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist and historian (French Revolution), born in Ecclefechan, Scotland (d. 1881)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1796-02-22 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • 1796-06-01 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1796-09-25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
  • 1797-03-27 Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton)
  • 1797-04-10 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)
  • 1797-04-14 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)
  • 1797-04-18 Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France
  • 1797-07-17 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
  • 1798-04-17 Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)
  • 1798-04-26 Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
  • 1798-08-21 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 2,238

  • 1776-03-10 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776-05-04 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (b. 1717)
  • 1776-08-02 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (b. 1717)
  • 1776-10-17 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)
  • 1777-06-16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • 1777-07-13 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • 1778-01-04 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57
  • 1778-02-18 Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1778-03-13 Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1778-05-30 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), dies at 83

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1778-07-03 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer/composer (Pygmalion), dies
  • 1778-08-04 Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698)
  • 1778-08-05 Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703)
  • 1779-01-03 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)
  • 1779-12-06 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)
  • 1780-07-14 Charles Batteux, French philosopher (b. 1713)
  • 1780-08-03 Etienne B de Condillac, French philosopher (sensualism), dies at 64
  • 1780-08-29 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
  • 1781-03-18 Anne Robert Turgot, French statesman (b. 1727)
  • 1782-01-04 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83
  • 1782-01-28 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84
  • 1783-09-27 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1783-10-29 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosophe/mathematician, dies at 66

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1784-02-13 Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1784-07-31 Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1784-09-04 Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
  • 1785-05-08 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (b. 1719)
  • 1785-06-02 Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1785-08-21 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies
  • 1785-11-18 Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
  • 1786-01-07 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 1787-02-13 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
  • 1787-03-02 Jean SOME Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher, dies at 73
  • 1787-03-11 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45
  • 1787-07-04 Charles, prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France, dies at 71
  • 1788-01-14 François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
  • 1788-04-16 Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist (b. 1707)
  • 1788-05-29 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
  • 1788-08-08 Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92
  • 1789-07-13 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
  • 1789-07-14 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost (assassinated) (b. 1721)
  • 1789-07-22 Joseph-François Foulon, French administrator (b. 1715)
  • 1789-12-03 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • 1789-12-23 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1790-01-13 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  • 1791-04-02 Mirabeau, French statesman (b. 1749)
  • 1791-06-10 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • 1791-08-16 Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1719)
  • 1792-04-25 Nicolas J Pelletier, French highwayman, 1st person guillotined
  • 1792-05-12 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (b. 1710)
  • 1792-07-29 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
  • 1792-08-25 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)
  • 1792-10-22 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)
  • 1793-01-21 Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38
  • 1793-04-13 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary (b. 1763)
  • 1793-06-16 Louis A count d'Affry, general/French ambassador in Netherland, dies
  • 1793-07-13 Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday
  • 1793-07-14 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • 1793-07-21 Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)
  • 1793-08-22 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • 1793-08-28 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/parliament member, dies
  • 1793-10-09 Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)

BattleExecution

1793-10-16 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", beheaded at 37

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1793-10-31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40
  • 1793-11-03 Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and revolutionary (b. 1748)
  • 1793-11-24 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • 1793-12-07 Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  • 1793-12-09 Gabrielle de Polastron, comtesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (b. 1749)
  • 1793-12-23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)

MurderMurder of Interest

1794-03-28 Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • 1794-04-05 Georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34
  • 1794-04-13 Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (b. 1741)
  • 1794-04-23 Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (executed) (b. 1721)
  • 1794-05-10 Elisabeth PMH, princess of France, beheaded at 30
  • 1794-06-27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715)
  • 1794-07-25 Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies
  • 1794-07-28 Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39
  • 1794-09-25 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
  • 1794-11-03 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1794-11-17 Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)
  • 1795-04-30 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
  • 1795-06-01 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist (b. 1744)
  • 1795-06-08 Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95), dies at 10
  • 1795-07-03 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
  • 1795-11-15 Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  • 1796-01-01 Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician (b. 1735)
  • 1796-03-06 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)
  • 1796-07-30 Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies
  • 1796-09-21 François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  • 1797-05-17 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (b. 1719)
  • 1797-05-27 Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36
  • 1797-09-18 Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies
  • 1797-11-18 Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)
  • 1798-02-25 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)
  • 1798-08-01 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • 1799-02-04 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728)
  • 1799-02-19 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
  • 1799-05-31 Pierre Lemonnier, French astronomer (b. 1715)
  • 1799-08-02 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
  • 1799-08-31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)