1798 in History – What happened in year 1798

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

In history, year 1798 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 1798.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1798 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryAfter having been invested as Prince of Wallachia, Constantine Hanger arrived in Bucharest to assume the throne.
12 juneThe Battle of Ballynahinch was fought outside Ballynahinch, County Down, during the Irish rebellion of 1798 between British forces led by Major-General George Nugent and the local United Irishmen led by Henry Munro. Initial reports claimed four hundred rebels were killed, while British losses were around forty.
07 julyThe Quasi-War, an undeclared war fought entirely at sea, beganafter the United States rescinded their treaties with France.
14 julyThe Sedition Act became United States law, making it a federalcrime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements aboutthe U.S. government.
01 augustFrench Revolutionary Wars-The Battle of the Nile startedbetween a British fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson and aFrench fleet under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers.
31 augustIrish Rebellion of 1798-Irish rebels, with French assistance,established the short-lived Republic of Connaught.
14 JulyThe US Congress approved the 'Treason Act'. After this, writing, printing or speaking wrong or confusing thing against the government became a crime.
17 JanuaryAugust Kant, the leading French thinker of sociology, was born.
10 FebruaryFrench General Louis-Alexander Berthier removed Popetti from power.
07 MarchFrench forces invaded the Papal States and established the Roman Republic.
12 AprilThe Helletic Republic, a French client Republican, announced the French invasion after the fall of the Old Swiss Conference.
09 MayThe Battle of Orlert Hill took place in Wexford, Ireland.
25 JuneThe US passed the Alien Act, so that the president could be let off dangerous aliens.
16 JulyUS Department of Public Health Service formed. US Marine Hospital was authorized.
22 AugustFrench troops were stationed at Kilcummin in County Mayo to aid the Irish rebellion.
01 SeptemberThe treaty was signed by Britain with the Nizam of Hyderabad.
12 OctoberThe Flemish rebellion against the French-occupied Boerenkridge began.
08 NovemberThe British whaler John Fern became the first European to land on Nauru.
24 DecemberRussia and Britain signed the second anti-French alliance.


Famous birthdays in the year 1798:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AprilAugust Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben / Poet / Germany
04 DecemberJules Armand Dufaure / Politician / France
07 OctoberJean-Baptiste Vuillaume / Business Man / France
08 AprilDionysios Solomos / Poet / Greece
11 AprilMacedonio Melloni / Academic / Italy
14 January Johan Rudolph Thorbecke / Historian / Netherlands
17 AprilÉtienne Bobillier / Academic / France
18 March Francis Lieber / Philosopher / Germany
19 January Auguste Comte / Economist / France
19 February Allan MacNab / Soldier / Canada
20 January Anson Jones / Politician / United States of America
21 AugustJules Michelet / Philosopher / France
24 DecemberAdam Mickiewicz / Poet / Poland
25 SeptemberJean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont / Engineer / France
26 AprilEugène Delacroix / Painter / France
28 DecemberThomas Henderson / Mathematician / Scotland
29 JuneGiacomo Leopardi / Poet / Italy
29 NovemberAlexander Brullov / Painter / Russia
29 JuneWillibald Alexis / Poet / Germany
31 DecemberFriedrich Robert Faehlmann / Physician / Estonia

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1798:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 AugustSangolli Rayanna / Warrior / India
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