On This Day

August 1799 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 13 British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Aug 27 British invasion army lands in North Holland
  • Aug 30 Batavian fleet surrenders to British

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 11 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • Aug 20 Heinrich von Gagern, German liberal politician, born in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
  • Aug 5 Richard Howe, British admiral, dies at 73
  • Aug 7 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), dies at 70

Person of interestPius VI

Aug 29 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71

Pope Pius VI
Pius VI
  • Aug 31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)