1794 in History – What happened in year 1794

In history, year 1794 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 1794.

Know what happened in 1794:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 MayWar of the Pyrenees-France regained nearly all the land it lost to Spain the previous year with its victory in the Battle of Boulou.
14 March American inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, the first ever machine that quickly and easily separated cotton fibers from their seedpods.
19 NovemberThe United States and Great Britain concluded the Jay Treaty,the basis for ten years of peaceful trade between the two nations.
28 JulyFrench Revolution-Maximilien de Robespierre and Louis Antoinede Saint-Just (pictured left and right respectively), architects of theReign of Terror, were executed after having been arrested the previousday.
27 JulyThe National Convention ordered the arrest and execution ofReign of Terror leader Maximilien Robespierre after he encouraged theexecution of more than 17,000 'enemies of the French Revolution'.
27 JulyThe National Convention ordered the arrest and execution ofReign of Terror leader Maximilien Robespierre after he encouraged theexecution of more than 17,000 'enemies of the French Revolution'.
01 JuneThe Glorious First of June, the first and largest fleet action of the naval conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the FirstFrench Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars, was fought.
07 MayThe Reign of Terror-Branded a traitor, French chemist AntoineLavoisier, a former royal tax collector with the Ferme générale, wastried, convicted, and guillotined on the same day.
14 MarchAmerican inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, thefirst ever machine that quickly and easily separated cotton fibers fromtheir seedpods.
14 MarchAmerican inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, the first ever machine that quickly and easily separated cotton fibers from their seedpods.
27 MarchTo protect American merchant ships from Barbary pirates, the United States Congress passed the Naval Act to establish a naval force, consisting of the USS Constitution and five other frigates, which eventually became the United States Navy.
07 MayFrench Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre established the Cult of the Supreme Being as the new state religion of the French First Republic.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1794:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 March Jacques Babinet / Mathematician / France
10 AprilMatthew C. Perry / Army Officer / Scotland
11 AprilEdward Everett / Politician / United States of America
11 AugustJames B. Longacre / Engraver / United States of America
12 AprilGerminal Pierre Dandelin / Mathematician / Belgium
12 February Alexander Petrov / Chess Player / Russia
13 AprilJean Pierre Flourens / Academic / France
14 DecemberErastus Corning / Politician / United States of America
16 March Ami Boué / Geologist / Austria
17 AprilCarl Friedrich Philipp von Martius / Explorer / Germany
17 MayAnna Brownell Jameson / Author / United Kingdom
18 AprilWilliam Debenham / Founder / United Kingdom
20 February William Carleton / Author / Ireland
23 AprilWei Yuan / Author / China
23 MayIgnaz Moscheles / Pianist / Czech Republic
24 JulyJohan Georg Forchhammer / Mineralogist / Denmark
25 January François-Vincent Raspail / Physician / France
26 OctoberKonstantin Thon / Architect / Russia
27 MayCornelius Vanderbilt / Business Man / United States of America
29 MayJohann Heinrich von Mädler / Astronomer / Germany

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