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Important Historical Events 1775-1814

Posted: 28th April 2015
Important Historical Events 1775-1814

Important Historical Events 1775 - 1814

1776
 

American Declaration of Independence.

1780
 

Gordon Riots in London.

1789
 

French Revolution begins with the storming of the Bastille prison on 14 July.

1798
 

Irish Rebellion.

1799
 

Napoleon Bonaparte stages a successful coup d’état and becomes First Consul of France.

1802
 

Paris Mania : British aristocrats visit Paris during a lull in hostilities with France following the Treaty of Amiens.

1803
 

Treaty of Amiens expires, Napoleonic Wars begin.

1804
 

Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French.

1805
 

Battle of Trafalgar.

1807
 

Peninsular War begins between France, Britain, Spain and Portugal.

1811
 

George III is pronounced unfit to rule and his son becomes Prince Regent.

1813
 

Napoleon’s forces defeated at the Battle of Leipzig.

1814
 

Allied forces invade France. Napoleon is exiled to Elba.

1815
 

Napoleon escapes from Elba and the Hundred Days begin
The Napoleonic Wars end with the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.

1719
 

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe published.

1722
 

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe published.

1749
 

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding published.

1759-1767
 

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne published.

1778
 

Evelina or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney published anonymously.

1782
 

Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress by Fanny Burney published. The following passage from the novel probably inspired the title of Pride and Prejudice: “The whole of this unfortunate business,” said Dr Lyster, “has been the result of PRIDE and PREJUDICE.”.

1789
 

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story by Ann Radcliffe published.

1790
 

A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe published.

1791
 

The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe published.

1792
 

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft published .

1794
 

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe published
The Fall of Robespierre by Robert Southey published.

1796
 

Camilla, or a Picture of Youth by Fanny Burney published
The Monk by Matthew Lewis published.

1797
 

The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents by Ann Radcliffe published.

1798
 

Muzio Clementi takes over a music publishing firm in London, and also begins to manufacture pianos. The piano at Chawton Cottage was built by Clementi & Co.
Practical Education by Maria Edgeworth published.

1800
 

Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth published 1801.

1801-1812
 

Belinda by Maria Edgeworth published
Parthenon Marbles transported to Britain by Lord Elgin.

1805
 

The Lay of the Last Minstrel by Walter Scott published.

1809
 

Quarterly Review founded by John Murray publishers with the help of Walter Scott. John Murray published Jane Austen’s work from 1815.

1810
 

The Lady of the Lake by Walter Scott published
Zastrozzi: A Romance by Percy Bysshe Shelley published anonymously.

1812
 

First two Cantos of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron published.

1813
 

Robert Southey becomes Poet Laureate after Walter Scott rejects the position.

1814
 

The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties by Fanny Burney published
The Corsair by Lord Byron published
Waverley by Walter Scott published.


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