1797 in History – What happened in year 1797

In history, year 1797 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 1797.

Know what happened in 1797:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 January The first official Italian tricolour was adopted by the government of the Cispadane Republic.
11 OctoberFrench Revolutionary Wars-The Royal Navy captured eleven DutchNavy ships without any losses in the Battle of Camperdown.
13 January French Revolutionary Wars
22 OctoberDropping from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet (980 m) aboveParis, André-Jacques Garnerin carried out the first descent using aframeless parachute (schematic pictured).
17 AprilCitizens of Verona, Italy, began an unsuccessful eight-dayrebellion against the French occupying forces.
07 January The first official Italian tricolour was adopted by thegovernment of the Cispadane Republic.
11 OctoberFrench Revolutionary Wars-The Royal Navy captured eleven Dutch Navy ships without any losses in the Battle of Camperdown.
07 JanuaryThe first official Italian tricolour was adopted by thegovernment of the Cispadane Republic.
13 JanuaryFrench Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle off the coast of Brittany between two British frigates and a French ship of the line ended with over 900 deaths when the latter ran aground.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1797:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayAbraham Pineo Gesner / Physician / Canada
06 February Joseph von Radowitz / Politician / Prussia
06 MayJoseph Brackett / Composer / United States of America
09 AugustCharles Robert Malden / Lieutenant / United Kingdom
12 January Gideon Brecher / Physician / Austria
12 SeptemberSamuel Joseph May / Activist / United States of America
15 February Henry E. Steinway / Business Man / United States of America
17 DecemberJoseph Henry / Engineer / United States of America
17 SeptemberHeinrich Kuhl / Zoologist / Germany
17 JulyPaul Delaroche / Painter / France
18 AprilAdolphe Thiers / Politician / France
18 JulyImmanuel Hermann Fichte / Philosopher / Germany
20 JulyPaweł Edmund Strzelecki / Geologist / Poland
21 JuneWilhelm Küchelbecker / Poet / Russia
22 March William I / Emperor  / Germany
24 JuneJohn Hughes / Bishop / Ireland
26 AugustSaint Innocent of Alaska / Priest / Russia
26 OctoberGiuditta Pasta / Singer / Italy
29 NovemberGaetano Donizetti / Composer / Italy
30 AugustMary Shelley / Novelist / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1797:

YearName / Profession / Country
27 DecemberGhalib / Poet / India

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