|Centuries:||17th century - 18th century - 19th century|
|Decades:|| 1760s 1770s 1780s - 1790s - 1800s 1810s 1820s
|Years:||1793 1794 1795 - 1796 - 1797 1798 1799|
|1796 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Marriages|
Events of 1796[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 16 - First Dutch (and general) elections for the National Assembly of the Batavian Republic. The next Dutch general elections were in 1917.
- February 1 - The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
- February 9 - The Qianlong Emperor abdicates at age 84 to make way for his son, the Jiaqing Emperor.
- March 9 - Widow Joséphine de Beauharnais marries General Napoléon Bonaparte.
- March 30 - Carl Gauss obtained conditions for the constructibility by ruler and compass of regular polygons and was able to announce that the regular 17-gon was constructible by ruler and compasses.
- April 2 - The only night of would-be Shakespearean play of Vortigern and Rowena (actually written by William Henry Ireland) ends in audience's laughter.
- April 12 - Battle of Montenotte. Engagement in the War of the First Coalition. Napoleon Bonaparte's first victory as an army commander.
- April 27 - The Case of the Lyons Mail: during the night of April 27, five highwaymen attack the mail between Paris and Lyon, kill the postmen, and steal the funds sent to the armies in Italy.
- May 10
- Persian Expedition of 1796: Russian troops storm Derbent.
- Battle of Lodi. Engagement in the War of the First Coalition. Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austrian rearguard in forcing a crossing of the bridge over the River Adda in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men, 14 guns, and 30 ammunition wagons.
- May 14 - Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
- May 15 - Napoleon's troops take Milan.
- May 20 - Last mock Garrat Elections in Surrey, England.
- June 1 - Tennessee is admitted as the 16th U.S. state.
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 10 - Carl Friedrich Gauss discovered that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.
- July 11 - The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under the terms of the Jay Treaty.
- July 14 - The de Portolá Expedition sets out from San Diego (now San Diego) to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey).
- July 22 - Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio "Cleveland" after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
- September 8 - French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano - French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano.
- September 17 - U.S. President George Washington issues his Farewell Address, which warns against partisan politics and foreign entanglements.
- November: John Adams defeats Thomas Jefferson in the U.S. presidential election
- November 4 - The Treaty of Tripoli (between the United States and Tripoli) is signed at Tripoli (see also 1797).
- November 6 Old Style - Catherine II of Russia called Catherine "The Great" dies and is succeeded by her son Paul I of Russia. His wife Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg becomes Empress consort.
- November 10 - The de Portolá Expedition returns from its terminus point (now Menlo Park) to San Diego after failing to find Vizcaíno's Port of Monterey (now Monterey).
- November 17 - French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Arcole - French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
- December 7 - U.S. Electoral College meets to elect John Adams president.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- The Ron Santa Teresa distillery is established in Venezuela.
- British government purchase a 40 acre (162,000 m²) site at Norman Cross the first purposely built prisoner of war camp in England at that time.
- Mungo Park visits Segu kingdom.
- The British seize Ceylon from the Dutch.
Ongoing events[edit | edit source]
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1796 |
|Ab urbe condita||2549|
|Armenian calendar||1245 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-48 – -47|
|Coptic calendar||1512 – 1513|
|Ethiopian calendar||1788 – 1789|
|Hebrew calendar||5556 – 5557|
|- Vikram Samvat||1851 – 1852|
|- Shaka Samvat||1718 – 1719|
|- Kali Yuga||4897 – 4898|
|Iranian calendar||1174 – 1175|
|Islamic calendar||1210 – 1211|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2456|
|Thai solar calendar||2339|
- January 25 - William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (d. 1852)
- February 22 - Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1874)
- March 18 - Jakob Steiner, Swiss mathematician (d. 1863)
- May 1 - Junius Brutus Booth, English actor (d. 1852)
- May 4 - Horace Mann, American educator and abolitionist (d. 1859)
- June 14 - Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician of Czech origin (d.1866)
- July 6 - Emperor Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1855)
- July 16 - Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (d. 1875)
- July 23 - Franz Berwald, Swedish composer (d. 1868)
- August 15 - John Torrey, American botanist (d. 1873)
- August 25 - James Lick, American land speculator (d. 1876)
- September 19 - Hartley Coleridge, British poet (d. 1849)
- September 22 - Davi Canabarro, Gaúcho rebel revolucionary (d. 1867)
- September 25 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
- October 23 - Stefano Franscini, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1857)
- November 30 - Carl Loewe, German composer (d. 1869)
- See also 1796 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 13 - John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
- February 23 - Jean-Nicolas Stofflet, French royalist general (executed) (b. 1751)
- March 6 - Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)
- March 19 - Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
- May 12 - Johann Peter Uz, German poet (b. 1720)
- May 29 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (b. 1720)
- June 11 - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician (b. 1720)
- June 21 - Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1710)
- June 30 - Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
- July 16 - George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)
- July 21 - Robert Burns, Scottish poet (b. 1759)
- August 1 - Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
- August 21 - John McKinly, American physician and President of Delaware (b. 1721)
- September 21 - François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French royalist general (killed in battle) (b. 1769)
- October 7 - Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (b. 1710)
- November 6 - Catherine the Great of Russia (b, 1729)
People of the year 1796 at Familypedia
205 people were born in 1796
153 children were born to the 87 women born in 1796
78 people died in 1796
7681 people lived in 1796
Events of the year 1796 at Familypedia
131 people were married in 1796.
There were 0 military battles in 1796.
- See also 1796 deaths.
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