What Happened in June 1791

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 King Louis XVI and the French royal family are caught during an attempt to flee Paris during the French Revolution, severely undermining their credibility

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • Jun 21 Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 9 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", born in NYC, New York (d. 1852)
  • Jun 21 Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876)
  • Jun 30 FĂ©lix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • Jun 10 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)