On This Day

Historical Events in January 1795

  • Jan 16 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 18 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
  • Jan 18 Governor and Viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
  • Jan 19 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

Dutch Fleet Captured

Jan 23 War of the First Coalition: French cavalry captures 14 Dutch ships and 850 guns near the port of Den Helder - rare instance of cavalry capturing a fleet