1793 in History – What happened in year 1793

✅ Published on April 2nd, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1793 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 1793.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1793 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 januaryThe Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia partitioned the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth for the second time.
06 aprilFrench Revolution-The Committee of Public Safety was established, and would become the de facto executive government during the forthcoming Reign of Terror.
15 mayInventor Diego Marín Aguilera, the 'father of aviation' inSpain, flew one of the first gliders for about 360 m (1,180 ft).
02 juneFrench Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror also known as The Terror, was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between two rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution".
24 juneThe first Republican constitution in France was adopted. The Constitution of 24 June 1793 also known as the Constitution of the Year I, or the The Montagnard Constitution was the constitution instated by the Montagnards and by popular referendum under the First Republic during the French Revolution.
13 julyCharlotte Corday assassinated Jean-Paul Marat, a leader in boththe French Revolution and the Reign of Terror, in his bathtub.
22 julyTwo days after becoming the first recorded person to complete atranscontinental crossing of North America north of Mexico, Scottishexplorer Alexander Mackenzie reached the westernmost point of his journey and inscribed his name on a rock.
10 augustThe Louvre, today the world's mostvisited museum, officially opened in Paris with an exhibition of 537 paintings.
05 septemberFrench Revolution-The National Convention began the Reign ofTerror, a ten-month period of systematic repression and mass executionsby guillotine of perceived enemies within the country.
16 octoberMarie Antoinette, queen consort of Louis XVI, wasguillotined at the Place de la Révolution in Paris at the height of theFrench Revolution.
16 octoberWar of the First Coalition-Despite leading French forces to victory in the Battle of Wattignies, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan was later forcibly discharged from the army due to interference from Lazare Carnot.
23 decemberFrench Revolution-The Royalist counterrevolutionary army was decisively defeated in the Battle of Savinay, although fighting continued in the War in the Vendée for years afterward.
24 JuneFrance adopted the Republican Constitution for the first time.
16 OctoberAfter the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoniette was sentenced to death after a speedy trial.
10 NovemberThe rule of forced worship of God was abolished in France.
10 AugustThe Louvre Museum is inaugurated in Paris. 200 years old Western art history is recorded in this museum and one of them is Monalisa.
07 JanuaryEbell riots began in Sweden.
01 FebruaryFrench Revolutionary War: France declared war against Great Britain and the Netherlands.
04 MarchGeorge Washington was sworn in as President of the United States for his second term in Philadelphia.
22 AprilGeorge Washington signed the neutrality declaration.
31 MayRegular troops under François Hanroet demand that Girodin be expelled from the National Convention.
02 JuneGirandin was destroyed in France.
09 JulyThe Act Against Slavery was passed in Upper Canada.
10 AugustThe Louvre officially opened in Paris, France.
08 SeptemberSerio de Nazé was celebrated for the first time in Belém.
24 OctoberThe French Republican calendar was adopted by the National Convention.
10 NovemberFrance ended the worship of God by force.
09 DecemberNew York City's first daily newspaper, American Minerva, founded by Noah Webster.


Famous birthdays in the year 1793:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 March Sam Houston / Politician / United States of America
03 DecemberClarkson Frederick Stanfield / Painter / United Kingdom
03 March William Macready / Actor / United Kingdom
03 NovemberStephen F. Austin / Politician / United States of America
03 January Lucretia Mott / Activist / United States of America
04 March Karl Lachmann / Philologist / Germany
06 January James Madison Porter / Politician / United States of America
10 SeptemberHarriet Arbuthnot / Diarist / United Kingdom
13 JulyJohn Clare / Poet / United Kingdom
14 January John C. Clark / Politician / United States of America
15 NovemberMichel Chasles / Academic / France
15 AprilFriedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve / Academic / Germany
17 January Antonio José Martínez / Politician / Spain
17 NovemberCharles Lock Eastlake / Painter / United Kingdom
19 JuneJoseph Earl Sheffield / Business Man / United States of America
28 March Henry Schoolcraft / Geographer / United States of America
28 NovemberCarl Jonas Love Almqvist / Poet / Sweden
28 OctoberEliphalet Remington / Business Man / United States of America
29 JuneJosef Ressel / Inventor / Czech Republic
30 March Juan Manuel de Rosas / Politician / Argentina
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