On This Day

What Happened in August 1799

Historical Events

  • Aug 13 British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Aug 27 British invasion army lands in North Holland
  • Aug 30 Batavian fleet surrenders to British

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Olof Wilhelm Uddén, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1868)
  • Aug 11 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • Aug 20 Heinrich von Gagern, German liberal politician, born in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
  • Aug 5 Richard Howe, British admiral, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Joseph Friebert, Austrian composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 7 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), dies at 70
  • Aug 16 Vincenzo Manfredini, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, German composer, dies at 37

Person of interestPius VI

Aug 29 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71

Pope Pius VI
Pius VI
  • Aug 31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)