1791 in History – What happened in year 1791

In history, year 1791 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1791.

Know what happened in 1791:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 DecemberThe first ten amendments to the United States Constitution,collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified.
03 MayThe Polish Constitution of May 3, the oldest codified nationalconstitution in Europe, was adopted by the Sejm.
03 MayThe Polish–Lithuanian Constitution of May 3, the oldestcodified national constitution in Europe, was adopted by the Great Sejm.
14 JulyThe Priestley Riots began, in which Joseph Priestley and otherreligious Dissenters were driven out of Birmingham, England.
22 AugustA slave rebellion erupted in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, starting the Haitian Revolution.
02 MarchFrench inventor Claude Chappe and his brothers firstdemonstrated the semaphore line, a signalling system of conveyinginformation by means of visual signals, using towers (replica pictured)with pivoting shutters, also known as blades or paddles.
03 MayThe Polish–Lithuanian Constitution of May 3, the oldest codified national constitution in Europe, was adopted by the Great Sejm.
14 JulyThe Priestley Riots began, in which Joseph Priestley and other religious Dissenters were driven out of Birmingham, England.
17 JulyFrench Revolution-Members of the National Guard fired into alarge crowd that was gathered at the Champ de Mars, Paris to sign apetition demanding the removal of King Louis XVI.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1791:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberSergey Aksakov / Soldier / Russia
03 AprilAnne Lister / Mountaineer / United Kingdom
05 SeptemberGiacomo Meyerbeer / Pianist / Germany
07 DecemberFerenc Novák / Poet / Hungary
12 February Peter Cooper / Business Man / United States of America
14 DecemberCharles Wolfe / Poet / Ireland
14 SeptemberFranz Bopp / Academic / Germany
15 March Charles Knight / Author / United Kingdom
15 January Franz Grillparzer / Author / Austria
21 February Carl Czerny / Pianist / Austria
22 SeptemberMichael Faraday / Chemist / United Kingdom
23 SeptemberTheodor Körner / Author / Germany
23 AprilJames Buchanan / Lawyer / United States of America
23 SeptemberJohann Franz Encke / Academic / Germany
25 MayMinh Mạng / Emperor / Vietnam
26 DecemberCharles Babbage / Engineer / United Kingdom
26 JulyFranz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart / Pianist / Austria
26 SeptemberThéodore Géricault / Painter / France
30 JuneFélix Savart / Psychologist / France
30 NovemberCount Franz Philipp von Lamberg / Politician / Austria

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