Events and trends[edit | edit source]
- French Revolution (1789 - 1799). It is considered to have effectively ended on November 9, 1799 when a successful coup d'état places Napoléon Bonaparte in control of France.
- French inventor Claude Chappe first demonstrates a practical semaphore system (1792). Use of the system will eventually expand to include the whole of France. This is considered to be the first practical telecommunications system.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on December 5th 1791.
- Lions became extinct from Egypt by this time.
- Canal Mania in the United Kingdom.
- John "Iron Mad" Wilkinson's Iron madness reaches its peak.
World leaders[edit | edit source]
- King Louis XVI (France)
- Maximilien Robespierre (France)
- First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte (France)
- King George III (Great Britain)
- Emperor Leopold II (Holy Roman Empire)
- Emperor Francis II (Holy Roman Empire)
- Frederick William II of Prussia, King of Prussia
- Emperor Kangxi (China)
- Shah Alam II,(Mughal Empire)
- Peshwa of the Marathas
- Tipu Sultan, (Mysore)
- Pope Pius VI
- Empress Catherine II (Russia)
- Emperor Paul (Russia)
- King Charles IV (Spain)
- President George Washington (United States)
- President John Adams (United States)
- Shahs of Persia (Zand dynasty and Qajar dynasty)
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