September 1797 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 2nd National Meeting in Hague

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 William "Extra Billy" Smith, American lawyer, politician (Governor of Virginia, 1846-49 and 1864-65; US Representative from Virginia, 1853-61), and oldest General in the Confederate Army, born in Marengo, Virginia (d. 1887)

Deaths in History

Mary Wollstonecraft

Sep 10 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, dies of septicaemia at 38

  • Sep 18 Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies