Historical Events in May 1796

  • May 10 French government arrest 10 utopists

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May 10 Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • May 10 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
  • May 14 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
  • May 15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • May 15 French troops occupy Milan
  • May 15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
  • May 16 Lombardian Republic forms
  • May 19 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
  • May 27 James S McLean patents his piano