Year 1791 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris
  • May 3 Constitution of May 3 is proclaimed by the Great Sejm (Parliament) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, becoming the 1st modern constitution in Europe

Historical Marriages

  • Sep 6 Emma, Lady Hamilton (26) marries Sir William Hamilton (60) at St Marylebone Parish Church in London
  • Oct 1 Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia
  • Oct 31 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (18) marries Frederica of Baden (16) at Drottningholm Palace for the second time (1st by proxy) (divorced 1812)