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What Happened in 1796

Important Events in 1796

  • Mar 2 Napoléon Bonaparte is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the French Army in Italy
  • May 14 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

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Famous People in 1796

World Leaders in 1796

Famous Weddings in 1796

  • Mar 9 French Leader Napoléon Bonaparte (26) marries 1st wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (32), changing her name from Rose