1797 in History – What happened in year 1797

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

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1797 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 januaryThe first official Italian tricolour was adopted by the government 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.
17 aprilCitizens of Verona, Italy, began an unsuccessful eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces.
22 octoberDropping from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet (980 m) aboveParis, André-Jacques Garnerin carried out the first descent using aframeless parachute.
23 DecemberScotland geologist Charles Lyle was born. He was the first to lay the foundation of the scientific principles of geology.
27 DecemberThe famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
01 FebruaryLord Cornwallis was sworn in as Governor General of Bengal.
04 FebruaryMore than 41 thousand people died in the devastating earthquake in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
04 MarchJohn Adams became the second President of the US, before he was the Vice President.
03 JanuaryThe Treaty of Tripoli, a peace treaty between the United States and Ottoman Tripolitania, was signed in Algiers.
25 FebruaryWilliam Tate surrendered to the British at Fishguard.
04 MarchJohn Adams was sworn in as the second President of the United States.
16 AprilThe Spithead and North Rebellion began in the British Royal Navy.
30 MayWilliam Wilberford married Barbara Ann Spooner.
29 JuneThe first ascent of the great mountain \ 4,622 \ was made in Adirondack, New York.
24 JulyHoratio Nelson was wounded in the Battle of Santa Cruz, in which he lost one of his hands.
29 AugustMassacre of Tranent: British soldiers attack protesters against enforced recruitment to militia in Trent, Scotland, killing 12 people.
20 SeptemberThe US frigate constitution in Boston launched Old Ironsides.
17 OctoberThe Treaty of Campo Formio ended the first coalition war.
16 NovemberThe Prussian heir apparent, Frederick William, became King of Prussia as Frederick William III.
17 DecemberNapoleon made a successful French charge against Fort l \ aiguillet to secure Tallon.


Famous birthdays in the year 1797:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayAbraham Pineo Gesner / Physician / Canada
05 AugustFriedrich August Kummer / Composer / Germany
06 February Joseph von Radowitz / Politician / Prussia
09 AugustCharles Robert Malden / Lieutenant / United Kingdom
13 DecemberHeinrich Heine / Poet / Germany
14 NovemberCharles Lyell / Lawyer / Scotland
15 February Henry E. Steinway / Business Man / United States of America
16 March Alaric Alexander Watts / Poet / United Kingdom
17 DecemberJoseph Henry / Engineer / United States of America
17 SeptemberHeinrich Kuhl / Zoologist / Germany
18 JulyImmanuel Hermann Fichte / Philosopher / Germany
18 AprilAdolphe Thiers / Politician / France
19 DecemberAntoine Louis Dugès / Obstetrician / France
21 JuneWilhelm Küchelbecker / Poet / Russia
26 OctoberGiuditta Pasta / Singer / Italy
27 March Alfred de Vigny / Poet / France
28 January Charles Gray Round / Politician / United Kingdom
29 JulyDaniel Drew / Business Man / United States of America
30 AugustMary Shelley / Novelist / United Kingdom
31 January Franz Schubert / Pianist / Austria

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1797:

YearName / Profession / Country
27 DecemberGhalib / Poet / India
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