1797 in France


1797 in France

"See also:"
1796 in France,
other events of 1797,
1798 in France.

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Events from the year 1797 in France.

Events

*14 January-15 January - Battle of Rivoli, decisive French victory over Austria.
*19 February - Treaty of Tolentino signed between France and the Papal States.
*22 February - The Last invasion of Britain begins. French forces under the command of American Colonel William Tate land near Fishguard in Wales.
*25 February - Tate surrenders at Fishguard.
*17 April - Treaty of Leoben, preliminary accord between France and Austria.
*18 April - Battle of Neuwied, French victory over Austria.
*20 April - Battle of Diersheim, French victory over Austrian forces.
*12 May - France conquers Venice, ending the 1070 years of independence of the city.
*17 October - Treaty of Campo Formio signed between France and Austria.
*17 December - Napoleon leads a successful French charge against Fort l'Aiguilette to secure Toulon.

Births

*27 March - Alfred de Vigny, poet, playwright, and novelist (d.1863).
*16 April - Adolphe Thiers, politician, historian and Prime Minister of France (d.1877).
*27 April - Jean Victoire Audouin, naturalist, entomologist and ornithologist (d.1841).
*10 September - Benjamin Nicolas Marie Appert, philanthropist (d.1847).

Full date unknown

*Gabriel Andral, pathologist (d.1876).

Deaths

*17 May - Michel-Jean Sedaine, dramatist (b.1719).
*27 May - François-Noël Babeuf, political agitator and journalist, executed (b.1760).
*27 May - Augustin Alexandre Darthé, Revolutionary, executed (b.1769).
*18 November - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, shipbuilder and merchant (b.1719).

Full date unknown

*Antoine Dauvergne, composer and violinist (b.1713).

References


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