What Happened in June 1798

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • Jun 7 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
  • Jun 7 Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)
  • Jun 13 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
  • Jun 25 US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer
  • Jun 12 Samuel Cooper, Sect of War/General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jun 21 Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873)
  • Jun 29 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • Jun 25 Thomas Sandby, English architect (b. 1721)
  • Jun 26 Eugene Godecharle, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 28 Pierre Dutillieu, composer, dies at 44
  • Jun 29 Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder], exerciser, dies