1799 in History – What happened in year 1799

In history, year 1799 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 1799.

Know what happened in 1799:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 OctoberJeanne Geneviève Labrosse became the first woman to make aparachute jump (artwork pictured), when she descended 900 m (3,000 ft)from a hot-air balloon.
15 July French soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in Fort Julien,near the Egyptian port city of Rashid.
30 AugustAnglo-Russian invasion of Holland-A squadron of the navy ofthe Batavian Republic surrendered to the Royal Navy without a fight nearWieringen.
10 DecemberFrance became the first country to adopt the metric system asits system for weights and measures.
09 NovemberThe coup of 18 Brumaire led by Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès andNapoleon deposed the French government, replacing the Directory with theConsulate.
15 JulyFrench soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in Fort Julien,near the Egyptian port city of Rashid.
12 OctoberJeanne Geneviève Labrosse became the first woman to make aparachute descent, falling 900 m (3,000 ft) in a hot-air balloongondola.
15 JulyFrench soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in Fort Julien,near the Egyptian port city of Rashid.
27 MayWar of the Second Coalition-Austrian forces defeated theFrench and captured the strategically important town of Winterthur,Switzerland.
30 AugustAnglo-Russian invasion of Holland-A squadron of the navy ofthe Batavian Republic surrendered to the Royal Navy without a fight nearWieringen.
08 NovemberThe coup of 18 Brumaire led by Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès andNapoleon deposed the French government, replacing the Directory with theConsulate.
15 JulyFrench soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in Fort Julien, near the Egyptian port city of Rashid.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1799:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberJohn Light Atlee / Surgeon / United States of America
02 NovemberTitian Peale / Photographer / United States of America
03 NovemberWilliam Sprague III / Politician / United States of America
04 February Almeida Garrett / Author / Portugal
11 February Basil Moreau / Priest / France
11 MayJohn Lowell / Business Man / United States of America
12 DecemberKarl Bryullov / Painter / Russia
14 February Walenty Wańkowicz / Painter / Poland
15 JulyReuben Chapman / Politician / United States of America
16 March Anna Atkins / Photographer / United Kingdom
20 MayHonoré de Balzac / Novelist / France
20 AugustJames Prinsep / Scholar / United Kingdom
21 MayMary Anning / Paleontologist / United Kingdom
23 January Alois Negrelli / Engineer / Austria
23 JuneJohn Milton Bernhisel / Politician / United States of America
26 OctoberMargaret Agnes Bunn / Actress / Scotland
26 February Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron / Engineer / France
26 MayAugust Kopisch / Poet / Germany
27 February Edward Belcher / Naval Officer / United Kingdom
29 March Edward Smith-Stanley / Politician / United Kingdom

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