On This Day

What Happened in September 1797

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 2nd National Meeting in Hague

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith, American lawyer and Confederacy (Confederate Army), born in King George County, Virginia (d. 1887)
  • Sep 16 Anthony Panizzi, Italian librarian at British Museum, born in Brescello, Italy (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMary Wollstonecraft

Sep 10 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, dies of septicaemia at 38

Author and Women's Rights Advocate Mary Wollstonecraft
Author and Women's Rights Advocate
Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Sep 18 Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies
  • Sep 23 Johann Georg Roser, composer, dies at 57