and La Place discover electricity.
February-October - Irish Rebellion.
May 24 - Irish Rebellion: Irish nationalists rebel against British occupation forces
believing that French troops were going to invade Ireland.
June 12 - French take Malta.
July - Napoleon
July 7 - Quasi-War: The United States Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking
July 14 - The Sedition Act becomes United States law making it a federal crime to write,
publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.
August 2 - French navy under admiral Bruyes loses and Horatio Nelson wins Battle of
September 18 - Lyrical Ballads published anonymously by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
first (anonymous) publication of An Essay on the Principle of
Population by Thomas Malthus.Franz Xaver
, Baron Von Zach, Scientific Editor, Astronomer, begins editing journals
about navigation and the geographic positions of cities.Births
January 14 - Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
, Dutch politician.
February 17 - Auguste Comte
, "father" of sociology.
March 13 - Abigail Fillmore
, First Lady of the United States.
March 30 - Luise Hensel
, poet (+ 1876).
April 2 - August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
, lyricist (+ 1874, writer of
"Das Lied der Deutschen").
April 9 - Anna van Heest
April 10 - Krina Montfoort
April 26 - Eugene Delacroix
April 28 - Duncan Forbes
July 12 - Leendert van den Houten
July 29 - Jannetje van den Houten
August 8 - Jan van Splunteren
September 9 - Lena van den Houten
September 28 - Tannetje van den Houten
October 2 - Charles Albert of Savoy
, King of Sardinia.
December 24 - Marinus Quant
- english actor.Deaths
December 4 - Luigi Galvani
, physicist.To my Homepage