French History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 2,191

  • 1793-06-24 1st republican constitution in France adopted
  • 1793-07-24 France passes 1st copyright law
  • 1793-08-01 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system
  • 1793-08-08 The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
  • 1793-08-29 Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed
  • 1793-09-05 French Revolution: the "Reign of Terror" begins
  • 1793-09-20 British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti
  • 1793-10-05 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1793-10-16 Battle of Wattignies: French defeat Allied forces and lift siege of Maubeuge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1793-11-03 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • 1793-11-10 France ends forced worship of God
  • 1793-11-26 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
  • 1793-12-18 Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck
  • 1793-12-26 Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.
  • 1794-02-04 French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
  • 1794-03-28 Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau
  • 1794-04-30 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
  • 1794-05-06 Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France
  • 1794-05-18 Second Battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)
  • 1794-06-01 Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
  • 1794-06-10 France revolutionary regime begins trials
  • 1794-06-25 French troops occupy Charleroi

Victory in battleBattle of Fleurus

1794-06-26 Battle of Fleurus: major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
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  • 1794-07-02 Second Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
  • 1794-07-13 Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
  • 1794-07-28 French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
  • 1794-08-26 French troops occupy Lock
  • 1794-09-27 French troops conquer Crèvecoeur
  • 1794-10-09 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
  • 1794-10-29 French troops occupies Venlo
  • 1794-11-03 French troops conquer Maastricht
  • 1794-11-07 French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • 1794-12-15 Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
  • 1794-12-30 French troops conquer Grave Neth
  • 1795-01-16 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1795-01-18 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
  • 1795-02-05 Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud
  • 1795-02-21 Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
  • 1795-02-25 French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."
  • 1795-03-05 Treaty of Basel - Prussia ends war with France
  • 1795-04-07 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length
  • 1795-05-16 Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassal state
  • 1795-07-14 "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem
  • 1795-07-27 Spain and France sign peace treaty
  • 1795-10-01 France annexes Southern Netherlands
  • 1795-10-01 Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1795-10-26 The Directoire, a five-man revolutionary government of France, is created

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1796-04-21 Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1796-05-10 French government arrest 10 utopists
  • 1796-05-15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • 1796-05-15 French troops occupy Milan

  • 1796-08-19 Spain & France sign anti-British alliance
  • 1796-09-08 Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
  • 1796-11-17 Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
  • 1797-02-19 One third of papal domain ceded to France
  • 1797-02-22 The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales
  • 1797-04-18 France & Austria sign ceasefire
  • 1797-05-12 First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice
  • 1797-10-17 Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions & France
  • 1798-03-07 The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
  • 1798-07-07 Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war'

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1798-08-01 Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson attacks and decimates the French fleet at Aboukir Bay off the Nile Delta, Egypt

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1798-08-02 Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson further decimates the French fleet
  • 1798-08-03 Battle of the Nile: British Admiral Horatio Nelson forces the remnants of the French fleet to surrender, concluding a decisive victory for the British who capture or destroy 11 French ships of the line and 2 frigates
  • 1798-08-22 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
  • 1798-08-27 Battle of Castlebar, Ireland: French army and Irish rebels rout a larger the British force
  • 1798-09-05 New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • 1798-10-12 Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
  • 1798-12-24 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition
  • 1799-01-14 King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
  • 1799-02-09 USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
  • 1799-03-12 Austria declares war on France
  • 1799-07-15 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign
  • 1799-07-25 French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
  • 1799-08-23 Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
  • 1799-10-06 Battle of Castricum: Franco-Dutch army beats British-Russian army
  • 1799-10-22 Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
  • 1799-11-09 Napoleon Bonaparte pulls off a coup and becomes the dictator of France under the title of First Consul
  • 1799-12-10 Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
  • 1800-01-08 Austrians defeat French in Second Battle of Novi
  • 1800-01-08 Wild Boy of Aveyron (approx.12) discovered in southern France after possibly 7 years in the wild, later christened Victor of Aveyron
  • 1800-03-20 French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo
  • 1800-05-15 Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles
  • 1800-09-05 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 1800-10-01 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • 1801-02-09 France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville
  • 1801-03-08 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • 1801-07-06 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
  • 1801-07-11 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
  • 1801-07-12 Second Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)
  • 1801-10-01 Britain & France sign Preliminary of London
  • 1802-03-25 Great Britain and the French Republic sign the Treaty of Amiens
  • 1802-04-08 French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled
  • 1802-05-19 French Order of Legion d'Honneur forms
  • 1802-06-04 Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel
  • 1802-06-15 Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros
  • 1802-08-25 Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
  • 1802-09-11 France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1803-01-12 US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson's nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • 1803-02-04 William Dunlap adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,766

  • 1770-12-26 Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)
  • 1771-02-28 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
  • 1771-06-03 Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide
  • 1771-06-19 Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
  • 1771-06-24 E I Du Pont, French chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • 1771-10-01 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer
  • 1771-10-23 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1772-01-04 Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
  • 1772-04-07 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • 1772-04-15 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
  • 1772-08-30 Henri de La Rochejacquelin, French Royalist Army leader, born in Mauléon, Kingdom of France (d. 1794)
  • 1773-03-28 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general and engineer, born in Châteauroux, France (d. 1844)
  • 1773-04-09 Étienne Aignan, French writer, born in Beaugency, France (d. 1824
  • 1773-08-22 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist, born in La Rochelle, France (birth date disputed) (d. 1858)
  • 1773-10-06 Louis-Philippe, King of France (1830-48), born in Palais Royal, Paris (d. 1850)
  • 1774-01-01 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
  • 1774-02-16 Pierre Rode, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (d. 1830)
  • 1774-04-21 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
  • 1774-06-24 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)
  • 1774-07-20 Auguste Marmont, French marshal, born in Châtillon-sur-Seine, France (d. 1852)
  • 1775-01-20 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
  • 1775-07-23 Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective
  • 1775-07-23 Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
  • 1775-08-06 Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme/General of France
  • 1775-08-28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)

Person of interestSophie Germain

1776-04-01 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1831)

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 1777-01-03 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • 1777-03-31 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)
  • 1777-12-04 Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
  • 1778-01-24 Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X
  • 1778-09-04 Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 1778-12-06 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
  • 1779-01-15 Jean Coralli, ballet producer/choreographer, born in Paris, France
  • 1779-08-07 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1779-10-10 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP
  • 1779-11-27 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)
  • 1779-12-12 Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)
  • 1779-12-19 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, engraver, born in Paris, France
  • 1780-04-29 Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • 1780-08-19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1780-08-29 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), born in Montauban, France (d. 1867)
  • 1780-09-28 Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1780-12-23 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
  • 1781-01-30 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1781-02-17 René Laënnec, French physician who invented the stethoscope, born in Quimper, France (d. 1826)
  • 1781-03-18 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)
  • 1781-06-21 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (the Poisson distribution), born in Pithiviers, France (d. 1840)
  • 1782-01-29 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
  • 1782-06-10 Amable-G-P B de Barante, French politician/historian
  • 1782-06-19 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)
  • 1783-01-23 Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], French writer (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1842)
  • 1783-04-10 Hortense de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10), born in Paris (d. 1837)
  • 1783-12-19 Charles-Julien Brianchon, French mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
  • 1784-07-27 Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)
  • 1784-10-15 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (d. 1849)
  • 1785-02-12 Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • 1785-02-22 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)
  • 1785-03-27 Louis XVII Charles, King of France (1793-95), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1795)
  • 1785-11-28 Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
  • 1786-01-23 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • 1786-02-02 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
  • 1786-02-28 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
  • 1786-05-08 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, born in Dardilly, Lyonnais, Kingdom of France (d. 1859)
  • 1786-06-20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
  • 1786-07-09 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1787)
  • 1786-07-24 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, born in Cluses, Savoy, France (d. 1843)
  • 1786-10-30 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)
  • 1787-05-07 Jacques Viger, French Canadian politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (1833-36), born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1858)
  • 1787-06-04 Constant Prévost, French geologist, born in Paris (d. 1856)
  • 1787-09-05 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, born in Paris (d. 1850)
  • 1787-10-04 Francois P G Guizot, French historian/politician

Person of interestLouis-Jacques Daguerre

1787-11-18 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (daguerreotype), born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France (d. 1851)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1788-03-07 Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist who pioneered the study of electric and luminescent phenomena, born in Châtillon-Coligny, France (d. 1878)
  • 1788-03-12 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor
  • 1788-09-10 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
  • 1789-06-30 E J Horace Vernet, French painter
  • 1789-08-21 Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and physicist, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1790-05-23 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1790-10-21 Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)
  • 1791-06-30 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
  • 1791-09-26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)
  • 1791-12-24 A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)
  • 1792-05-21 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (d. 1843)
  • 1792-09-05 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist, born in Sevran, France (d. 1857)
  • 1792-11-28 Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education
  • 1792-12-20 Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
  • 1793-11-15 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)
  • 1794-01-25 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • 1794-03-05 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1794-04-15 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • 1794-05-13 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1795-01-06 Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  • 1795-05-13 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)

Person of interestThomas Carlyle

1795-12-04 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist and historian (The French Revolution), born in Ecclefechan, Scotland (d. 1881)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1796-02-22 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • 1796-06-01 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1796-09-25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1797-03-27 Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, French musketeer and writer (Moise, Chatterton), born in Loches, France (d. 1863)
  • 1797-04-10 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Frenchman exhibited in England as "Human Skeleton", born in Champaigne France (d. 1826)
  • 1797-04-14 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 2,232

  • 1777-06-16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • 1777-07-13 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • 1778-01-04 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57
  • 1778-02-18 Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1778-03-13 Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)

Person of interestVoltaire

1778-05-30 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), dies at 83

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1778-07-02 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, eminent political theorist, and writer whose influential works inspired French Revolution leaders and Romantic academics (Confession), dies of cerebral bleeding from a stroke at 66
  • 1778-08-04 Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698)
  • 1778-08-05 Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703)
  • 1779-01-03 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon, dies at 66
  • 1779-12-06 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter, dies at 80
  • 1780-07-14 Charles Batteux, French philosopher, dies at 67
  • 1780-08-03 Etienne B de Condillac, French philosopher (sensualism), dies at 64
  • 1780-08-29 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
  • 1781-03-18 Anne Robert Turgot, French statesman (b. 1727)
  • 1782-01-04 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83
  • 1782-01-28 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer, dies at 84
  • 1782-03-19 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, dies at 33
  • 1783-09-27 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)
Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1784-02-13 Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies
  • 1784-04-02 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, dies at 74

Person of interestDenis Diderot

1784-07-31 Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1784-09-04 Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
  • 1785-05-08 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman, dies at 65
  • 1785-06-02 Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1785-06-25 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, dies at 63
  • 1785-08-21 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Cage, Mercury Fastening his Sandals), dies at 71
  • 1785-11-18 Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
  • 1786-01-07 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 1787-02-13 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
  • 1787-03-02 Jean SOME Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher, dies at 73
  • 1787-03-11 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45
  • 1787-07-04 Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise, Marshal of France, dies at 71
  • 1788-01-14 François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
  • 1788-04-16 George-Louis Leclerc, count de Buffon, French naturalist and writer on natural history (Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière), dies at 80
  • 1788-05-29 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
  • 1788-08-08 Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92
  • 1789-07-13 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
  • 1789-07-14 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost (assassinated) (b. 1721)
  • 1789-07-15 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, dies at 74
  • 1789-07-22 Joseph-François Foulon, French politician, dies at 74
  • 1789-12-03 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • 1789-12-23 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1790-01-13 Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral, dies at 77

Person of interestComte de Mirabeau

1791-04-02 Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, French revolutionary (influential member of the National Constituent Assembly), dies of natural causes at 42

Revolutionary and Politician Comte de Mirabeau
Revolutionary and Politician
Comte de Mirabeau
  • 1791-06-10 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • 1791-08-16 Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1719)
  • 1792-04-25 Nicolas J Pelletier, French highwayman, 1st person guillotined
  • 1792-05-12 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist, dies at 81
  • 1792-07-29 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
  • 1792-08-25 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)
  • 1792-10-22 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer, dies at 67

Person of interestLouis XVI

1793-01-21 Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 1793-04-13 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary (b. 1763)
  • 1793-06-16 Louis A count d'Affry, general/French ambassador in Netherland, dies

Person of interestJean-Paul Marat

1793-07-13 Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), is murdered by Charlotte Corday in a bath at 50

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • 1793-07-14 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • 1793-07-21 Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)
  • 1793-08-22 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • 1793-08-28 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/parliament member, dies
  • 1793-10-09 Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)

Person of interestMarie Antoinette

1793-10-16 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", beheaded at 37

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1793-10-31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40

Person of interestOlympe de Gouges

1793-11-03 Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), executed by guillotine at 45

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • 1793-11-24 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • 1793-12-07 Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  • 1793-12-09 Gabrielle de Polastron, comtesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (b. 1749)
  • 1793-12-20 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, dies at 54
  • 1793-12-23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)

Person of interestMarquis de Condorcet

1794-03-28 Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • 1794-04-13 Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (b. 1741)
  • 1794-04-23 Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (executed) (b. 1721)
  • 1794-05-10 Élisabeth of France, princess of France, youngest sister of king Louis XVI, beheaded at 30
  • 1794-06-27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715)
  • 1794-07-25 Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies
  • 1794-07-28 Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39
  • 1794-09-25 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
  • 1794-11-03 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1794-11-17 Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)
  • 1795-04-30 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
  • 1795-06-01 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist (b. 1744)
  • 1795-06-08 Louis XVII Charles, King of France (1793-95), dies at 10
  • 1795-07-03 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
  • 1795-11-15 Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  • 1796-01-01 Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician (b. 1735)
  • 1796-03-06 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer, dies at 82
  • 1796-07-30 Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies
  • 1796-09-21 François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  • 1797-05-17 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (Le Philosophe sans le savoir), dies at 77
  • 1797-05-27 Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36
  • 1797-09-18 Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies
  • 1797-11-18 Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)
  • 1798-02-25 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)
  • 1798-08-01 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • 1799-02-04 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728)
  • 1799-02-19 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor, dies at 65
  • 1799-05-31 Pierre Lemonnier, French astronomer (b. 1715)
  • 1799-08-02 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
  • 1799-08-31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)