What Happened in 1798

Significant Events

  • Jul 14 US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government
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Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)

On June 7, 1798


World Leaders in 1798

Famous People in 1798

Famous People Born in 1798

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
  • Jan 14 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • Jan 14 Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
  • Jan 15 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
  • Jan 19 Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
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