What Happened in 1799

  • Beethoven Writes His First Symphony

    Symphony no. 1, in C major, op. 21 seems simple at first sight, even too simple if we compare it to his last symphony. Remarkable in this sense are... Read more

  • Coup of 30 Prairial Year VII

    The Coup of 30 Prairial Year VII (Coup d'État du 30 prairial an VII), also known as the Revenge of the Councils (revanche des conseils) was a... Read more

  • Battle of Trebbia

    The Battle of Trebbia was fought on June 19, 1799 and resulted in the victory of the Austrians and Russians under Field Marshal Suvorov against the... Read more

  • Pope Pius VI dies

    In 1796 French Republican troops under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Italy, defeated the papal troops and occupied Ancona and Loreto.... Read more

  • 18 Brumaire

    The coup of 18 Brumaire (often simply 18 Brumaire or Brumaire) was the coup d'état by which General Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the French... Read more

  • Amos Bronson Alcott Is Born

    On November 29, 1799, Amos Bronson Alcott, educator, philosopher of American Transcendentalism, and father of the original "Little Women"—Anna,... Read more

  • George Washington Dies

    At 10:00 p.m. on December 14, 1799, George Washington died at his Mt. Vernon home after five decades of service to his country. His last words... Read more