On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1797

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nore Mutiny: British Royal Navy sailors mutiny on the Thames, England and blockade London

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Hermann Kufferath, German composer, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr (d. 1864)
1797 Highlights

About May 12, 1797

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus