What Happened in September 1792

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
  • Sep 11 The French Blue gem (later the Hope Diamond) is stolen with other French crown jewels from Royal storehouse in Paris during Reign of Terror
  • Sep 20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
  • Sep 21 French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy
  • Sep 22 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French king of his powers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Revolutionary
Maximilien Robespierre

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, composer
  • Sep 5 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist, born in Sevran, France (d. 1857)
  • Sep 8 Joseph Netherclift, composer
  • Sep 14 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis/literary/premier of Toscane
  • Sep 26 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • Sep 27 George Cruikshank, caricaturist (Oliver Twist), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 18 Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies
  • Sep 25 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (b. 1710)