On This Day

August 1799 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 13 British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

Historic Event

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

  • 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 (1st hot air balloon), 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

Pius VI

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

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