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September 1791 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 French Revolution: The new French Constitution, declaring France a constitutional monarchy, is passed by the National Assembly

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton

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Sep 13 France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI

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Sep 30 The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Revolutionary
Maximilien Robespierre

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)
  • Sep 3 Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1862)
  • Sep 20 Sergey Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika), born in Ufa, Russian Empire (d. 1859) [NS 10/01]

Person of interestMichael Faraday

Sep 22 Michael Faraday, English scientist, discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, born in Newington Butts, England (d. 1867)

Scientist and Inventor Michael Faraday
Scientist and Inventor
Michael Faraday
  • Sep 23 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
  • Sep 23 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • Sep 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (The Raft of the Medusa), born in Rouen, Normandy, France (d. 1824)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 17 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), dies at 40
  • Sep 25 William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)