August 1799 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 13 British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

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Aug 23 Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Aug 27 British invasion army lands in North Holland
  • Aug 30 Batavian fleet surrenders to British

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 11 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • Aug 20 Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
  • Aug 5 Richard Howe, British admiral (b. 1726)
  • Aug 7 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
  • Aug 29 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)