Historical Events in February 1798

  • Feb 2 Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
  • Feb 10 French army led by Louis Alexandre Berthier captures Rome
  • Feb 15 Louis Alexandre Berthier proclaim a Roman Republic after conquering Rome

Historic Event

Feb 20 French General Louis Alexandre Berthier forcibly removes Pope Pius VI from Rome during French occupation of Rome (Pope later dies a prisoner in Valence)