What Happened in 1793

  • First Coalition

    The First Coalition (1793–1797) was the first major concerted effort of multiple European powers to contain Revolutionary France. It took shape... Read more

  • War in the Vendee

    The War in the Vendée (1793 to 1796) was a civil war and counterrevolution in the Vendée between suppressed Catholics and Royalists on the one hand... Read more

  • Lucretia Coffin Mott Is Born

    Political and social reformer Lucretia Coffin Mott was born on January 3, 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts to a Quaker family. Inspired by a... Read more

  • George Washington's second inaugural address

    President Washington's second oath of office was taken in the Senate Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia on March 4, the date fixed by the... Read more

  • Battle of Neerwinden

    The Battle of Neerwinden took place on (18 March 1793) near the village of Neerwinden in present-day Belgium between the Austrians under Prince... Read more

  • Committee of Public Safety formed

    The Committee of Public Safety (French: Comité de salut public), created in April 1793 by the National Convention and then restructured July 1793,... Read more

  • The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror (June, 1793 – July 27, 1794), also known as the The Terror (French: la Terreur) was a period of violence that occurred for one... Read more

  • Marie Antoinette Is Executed

    Marie Antoinette was declared guilty of treason in the early morning of 16 October, after two days of proceedings. The same day at 12:15 pm, two... Read more

  • The First Issue of Le Vieux Cordelier is Published

    During the French Revolution, Le Vieux Cordelier was a journal of which seven issues were published, between 5 December 1793 and 25 January 1794.... Read more