French History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 2,309

  • 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

Historic Event

1802-06-15 Toussaint Louverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros

Historic Event

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

  • 1803-02-04 William Dunlap adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"
  • 1803-04-01 French law rules the use of intention
  • 1803-04-26 Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France
  • 1803-05-17 John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine
  • 1803-05-18 "Peace of Amiens" between French Republic and Great Britain ends as Britain declares war on France, due to France's imperialist policies in the West Indies, Italy, and Switzerland
  • 1803-07-05 The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king)

Historic Event

1803-08-09 Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France, but it sinks

  • 1803-11-18 Battle of Vertieres; Haitian population inflict final defeat on French force attempting to quell slave rebellion on colony of Saint-Dominque
  • 1803-11-30 Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
  • 1803-12-20 French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark the formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase from France to USA, purchased for $15M
  • 1804-01-01 Haiti gains independence from France (National Day), making it the only state ever founded by former slaves and without slavery
  • 1804-03-21 Napoleonic Code adopted in France, stresses clearly written and accessible law

Historic Event

1804-05-18 Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

Historic Expedition

1804-08-03 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America

  • 1804-10-02 Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion

Coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte

1804-12-02 General Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of the French at the Notre Dame de Paris in a ceremony officiated by Pope Pius VII

  • 1805-10-14 Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

Victory in Battle

1805-10-21 Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.

  • 1805-11-11 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
  • 1805-11-16 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • 1805-12-26 France & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg
  • 1805-12-31 End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism
  • 1806-01-08 Battle of Blaauwberg: British forces attack French vassal, the Batavian Republic near Cape Town, modern day South Africa
  • 1806-01-12 French evacuate Vienna
  • 1806-01-19 United Kingdom re-occupies the Cape of Good Hope following victory in the Battle of Blaauwberg over French vassal, the Batavian Republic. Establishes British rule in South Africa.
  • 1806-10-08 British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • 1806-10-09 Prussia declares war on France
  • 1806-10-14 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • 1806-10-27 The French Army enters in Berlin
  • 1807-06-14 Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending War of the Fourth Coalition
  • 1807-07-09 Second Treaty of Tilsit signed by France, Russia and Prussia
  • 1807-12-17 France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.

Historic Event

1807-12-22 US Congress passes Embargo Act and President Thomas Jefferson signs into law. Prohibits American ships from trading in foreign ports, as result of involvement in hostilities between France and Britain

  • 1808-03-31 French created Kingdom of Westphalia orders Jews to adopt family names
  • 1808-04-09 Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace
  • 1808-04-17 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships
  • 1808-05-02 Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid
  • 1808-05-30 Napoleon Bonaparte annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate
  • 1808-07-15 French marshal Joachim Murat becomes King of Naples
  • 1808-07-20 Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

Victory in Battle

1808-08-21 Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

  • 1809-01-05 Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
  • 1809-01-12 British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814)
  • 1809-01-16 Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna
  • 1809-02-08 Franz I of Austria declares war on France
  • 1809-02-13 French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
  • 1809-03-28 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin
  • 1809-04-20 Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria
  • 1809-05-02 Dartmoor Prison in England opens to house French prisoners of war
  • 1809-05-17 Papal States annexed by France
  • 1809-07-27 Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
  • 1810-02-01 Seville, Spain surrenders to the French without a fight
  • 1810-07-04 French troops occupy Amsterdam
  • 1810-07-09 Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire
  • 1810-08-09 Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire
  • 1810-08-21 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
  • 1811-03-01 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
  • 1811-05-16 Peninsular War: Allies defeat French at Albuera
  • 1811-10-06 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht
  • 1812-04-05 British storm Badajoz fortress in Extremadura, Spain, held by French & Spanish
  • 1812-07-22 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
  • 1812-09-15 French army under Napoleon Bonaparte reaches the Kremlin in Moscow
  • 1812-12-14 The French invasion of Russia, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, officially ends with the French having lost as many as 530,000 people
  • 1813-01-22 Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory
  • 1813-08-23 Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French
  • 1813-08-30 Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance
  • 1814-01-29 War of the Sixth Coalition: Russia and Prussia are defeated by France in the Battle of Brienne
  • 1814-02-10 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians
  • 1814-02-17 Battle of Mormant: French Imperial army defeat Russian Austrian forces (War of the Sixth Coalition)
  • 1814-02-18 The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.
  • 1814-03-07 Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne against combined Russian and Prussian force in northern France
  • 1814-05-04 Bourbon reign restored in France
  • 1814-05-17 Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian
  • 1814-05-30 Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
  • 1814-11-01 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars
  • 1815-01-03 France, the United Kingdom, and Austria form an alliance against Russia and Prussia
  • 1815-02-26 Napoleon Bonaparte and his supporters leave Elba to start a 100 day re-conquest of France
  • 1815-06-01 Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France
  • 1815-06-16 Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
  • 1815-06-16 French army under Napoleon defeats Prussia in the Battle of Ligny, Napoleon's last military victory

Historic Event

1815-07-09 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord takes office as the first Prime Minister of France

Historic Event

1815-07-09 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,962

  • 1772-10-04 François-Louis Perne, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1832)
  • 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

Aimé Bonpland

1773-08-22 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist who traveled with Alexander von Humboldt, 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 (Biot-Savart law), born in Paris (d. 1862)
  • 1774-06-24 François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French Army general, born in Lunéville, France (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)
  • 1775-04-11 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1820)
  • 1775-07-23 Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist (Polarization of light), born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • 1775-07-24 Eugène François Vidocq, French criminal and police detective, born in Arras, France (d. 1857)
  • 1775-08-06 Louis Antoine, French Duke of Angoulême and General of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1844)
  • 1775-08-28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • 1775-08-31 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1849)
  • 1775-12-06 Nicolas Isouard, French composer, born in Porto Salvo, Valletta, Malta (d. 1818)
  • 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, born in Lyon, Kingdom of France (d. 1849)
  • 1778-01-24 Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X
  • 1778-09-03 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, French violinist and composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1832)
  • 1778-09-04 Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, French King of Netherlands (1806-10), born in Ajaccio, Corsica, Kingdom of France (d. 1846)
  • 1778-12-06 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, born in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, Kingdom of France (d. 1850)
  • 1779-01-15 Jean Coralli, French ballet producer & choreographer, born in Paris, France
  • 1779-08-07 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer and navigator (published the first map to show a full outline of the coastline of Australia in 1811), born in Montélimar, Drôme (d. 1842)
  • 1779-10-10 Antoine Philippe Vischer, comte de Celles, Belgian-French politician, born in Brussels (d. 1841)
  • 1779-11-27 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and statesman, born in Paris (d. 1865)
  • 1779-12-12 Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint and founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, born in Joigny, Burgundy, France (d. 1865)
  • 1779-12-19 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, engraver, born in Paris, France
  • 1780-04-29 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), born in Besançon, France (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 Élie, Duke Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician (4th Prime Minister of France), born in Sainte-Martin-de-Laye, France (d. 1860)
  • 1780-12-23 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher and editor (Bibliothèque latine-française) (d. 1844)
  • 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)
  • 1781-05-24 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • 1781-06-21 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (the Poisson distribution), born in Pithiviers, France (d. 1840)
  • 1782-01-29 Daniel François Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), born in Caen, Normandy, France (d. 1871)
  • 1782-06-10 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1866)
  • 1782-06-19 Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, French Catholic priest and writer (L'avenir), born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France (d. 1854)
  • 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 Holland (1806-10), born in Paris (d. 1837)
  • 1783-12-19 Charles-Julien Brianchon, French mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
  • 1784-07-27 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1853)
  • 1784-10-15 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly, born in Limoges, France (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)
  • 1785-11-02 Frederich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1785-11-28 Victor de Broglie, 3rd Duke of Broglie, 14th Prime Minister of France (1835-36), born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1786-01-23 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect, born in Trocadéro, Paris (d. 1858)
  • 1786-02-02 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
  • 1786-02-28 François Arago, French astronomer, physicist and politician, born in Estagel, France (d. 1853)
  • 1786-05-08 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, and eventual saint, born in Dardilly, Lyonnais, Kingdom of France (d. 1859)
  • 1786-06-20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (Bouquets et prières), born in Douai, France (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)
  • 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 François Guizot, French historian and politician (17th Prime Minister of France), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1874)

Louis-Jacques Daguerre

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

  • 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 (discovered flint tools in the gravels of the Somme valley), born in Rethel, Ardennes, France (d. 1868)
  • 1789-06-30 Horace Vernet, French painter of battles and Orientalist subjects, born in Paris (d. 1863)
  • 1789-08-21 Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and physicist, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1789-08-28 Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden, born in Versailles, France (d. 1860)
  • 1790-05-23 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer and naval officer, born in Condé-sur-Noireau, France (d. 1842)
  • 1790-10-21 Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)
  • 1791-06-30 Félix Savart, French surgeon and physicist (law of Biot & Savart), born in Mézières, France (d. 1841)

Théodore Géricault

1791-09-26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (The Raft of the Medusa), born in Rouen, Normandy, France (d. 1824)

  • 1791-12-24 Eugène Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton), born in Paris, France (d. 1861)
  • 1792-05-21 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (Coriolis effect), born in Paris, France (d. 1843)
  • 1792-09-05 Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, French composer, born in Nantes, France (d. 1853)
  • 1792-09-05 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist, born in Sevran, France (d. 1857)
  • 1792-11-28 Victor Cousin, French philosopher and educational reformer, born in Paris (d. 1867)
  • 1792-12-20 Nicolas Charlet, French painter, born in Paris, France (d. 1845)
  • 1793-09-28 Denis-Auguste Affre, Archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe, born in Saint-Rome-de-Tarn, Aveyron, France (d. 1848)
  • 1793-11-15 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), born in Épernon, France (d. 1880)
  • 1794-01-25 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, born in Carpentras, France (d. 1878)
  • 1794-03-05 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1794-04-15 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist, born in Maureilhan, France (d. 1867)
  • 1794-05-13 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1795-01-06 Anselme Payen, French chemist, born in Paris, France (d. 1871)
  • 1795-05-13 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)

Thomas Carlyle

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

  • 1796-02-22 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician and sociologist (body mass index scale), born in Ghent, French Republic (d. 1874)
  • 1796-02-22 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • 1796-07-16 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1796-09-25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1796-12-09 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, French composer, born in Verneuil, Eure, France (d. 1869)
  • 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), born in Bouc-Bel-Air, France (d. 1877)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 2,499

Murder of InterestMarquis de Condorcet

1794-03-28 Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method) and mathematician, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

ExecutionGeorges Danton

1794-04-05 Georges Danton, French politician and revolutionary (1st president of the Committee of Public Safety during the French Revolution), executed by guillotine at 34

  • 1794-04-13 Nicolas Chamfort, French writer, dies at 53
  • 1794-04-23 Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer and statesman, executed at 72
  • 1794-05-06 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, dies at 59
  • 1794-05-10 Élisabeth of France, princess of France, youngest sister of king Louis XVI, beheaded at 30
  • 1794-06-20 Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (discover the theory of homology in biology), dies at 46
  • 1794-06-27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715)
  • 1794-07-17 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, executed by guillotine after false charges of treason during French Revolution at 45 [1]
  • 1794-07-22 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, dies at 59
  • 1794-07-25 André Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), executed by guillotine during French Revolution at 31
  • 1794-07-28 Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39

ExecutionMaximilien Robespierre

1794-07-28 Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary (President of the National Convention, Member of Committee of Public Safety), executed by guillotine at 36

  • 1794-09-25 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
  • 1794-11-03 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 79
  • 1794-11-17 Jacques François Dugommier, French general, dies at 56
  • 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)
  • 1795-08-31 François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess champion, dies at 68
  • 1795-11-15 Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  • 1796-01-01 Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician, dies at 60
  • 1796-03-06 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer, dies at 82
  • 1796-07-30 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect, dies at 72
  • 1796-09-21 François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  • 1796-12-30 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French composer, dies at 45
  • 1797-02-11 Antoine Dauvergne, French composer, dies at 83
  • 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)
  • 1798-12-19 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
  • 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
  • 1799-04-28 Francois Giroust, French composer, dies at 62
  • 1799-05-18 Pierre de Beaumarchais, French polymath & dramatist (The Marriage of Figaro, Barber of Seville), dies at 67
  • 1799-05-31 Pierre Lemonnier, French astronomer (b. 1715)
  • 1799-08-02 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor (1st hot air balloon), dies at 54
  • 1799-08-31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)
  • 1799-09-07 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, dies at 82
  • 1799-12-18 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, dies at 74
  • 1799-12-31 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer, dies at 76
  • 1800-01-01 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist, dies at 83
  • 1800-01-09 Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • 1800-03-29 Marc René, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, dies at 85
  • 1800-05-19 French Bosbeeck, veterinarian/robber, hanged
  • 1800-06-14 Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general, dies at 47
  • 1800-06-14 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French military leader (b. 1768)
  • 1801-04-07 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer, dies at 76
  • 1801-08-24 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
  • 1801-10-03 Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
  • 1801-11-28 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)
  • 1802-01-14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), dies at 59
  • 1802-11-16 André Michaux, French botanist, dies at 56
  • 1803-02-09 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (b. 1716)
  • 1803-02-20 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (Iphigénie en Aulide), dies at 90
  • 1803-04-18 Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (Du calcul des derivations), dies at 43
  • 1803-09-16 Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (b. 1754)
  • 1804-03-30 Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)

Jacques Necker

1804-04-09 Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI whose decisions contributed to the outbreak of the French Revolution, dies at 71

  • 1804-04-15 Charles Pichegru, French army general and royalist who plotted to overthrow Napoleon, strangles himself in prison at 43
  • 1804-10-02 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed & built 1st automobile, dies at 79
  • 1804-11-02 Armand-Gaston Camus, French revolutionary and Chairman of the Council of 500, dies at 64
  • 1805-01-17 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, French scholar and interpreter, dies at 73
  • 1805-01-23 Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (b. 1763)
  • 1805-03-04 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, dies at 79
  • 1805-06-19 Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (b. 1724)
  • 1805-11-06 François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, French sentimental writer (Les Épreuves du sentiment), dies at 87
  • 1805-11-08 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87
  • 1806-04-13 Jean-Jacques Bachelier, French painter, dies at ~82
  • 1806-04-22 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral, killed at 42
  • 1806-06-23 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and naturalist (Ornithologie), dies at 83
  • 1806-08-22 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter (The Swing), dies at 74
  • 1807-01-05 Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • 1807-04-04 Joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies a 74

Comte de Rochambeau

1807-05-10 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French Military Leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), dies at 81

  • 1807-08-16 Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72
  • 1807-11-02 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  • 1807-11-23 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, dies at 60
  • 1808-05-05 Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist, dies at 50
  • 1808-07-20 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, dies at 66
  • 1808-08-13 Henri Hardouin, French composer, dies at 81
  • 1808-09-06 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  • 1808-09-27 Gaétan Vestris, French ballet dancer, dies at 79
  • 1809-03-09 Jean-Pierre Blanchard, French ballonist (1st balloon flights in England and U.S.), dies at 55
  • 1809-03-27 Joseph-Marie Vien, French court painter, dies at 92
  • 1809-05-08 Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78
  • 1809-05-31 Jean Lannes, French marshal and friend of Napoleon Bonaparte, dies of his wounds from the Battle of Aspern-Essling at 40
  • 1809-07-03 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (Colas et Colinette), dies at 62
  • 1809-07-06 Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle, French cavalry general (b. 1775)
  • 1809-11-26 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1809-12-16 Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (b. 1755)
  • 1810-01-28 Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
  • 1810-02-20 Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean innkeeper, drover and leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition, executed at 42
  • 1810-05-21 Chevalier d'Éon [Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont], French spy, dies at 81
  • 1810-06-26 Joseph Michel Montgolfier, French inventor (b. 1740)
  • 1810-08-12 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist, dies at 84