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  • #31
    This Week in Napoleonic History

    8th - 14th February




    Eylau


    Actions and Battles

    Battle of Eylau, Napoleon defeats Russians under Bennigsen, 8 Feb 1807.

    Boats of HMS Belvidera penetrated Chesapeake Bay to seize American vessel Lottery, 8th Feb 1813.

    Battle of the Mincio river, French forces under Eugene de Beauharnais engages Austrian forces under Von Bellegarde, 8 Feb 1814.

    Duhesme enters Catalonia, 9 Feb 1808.

    Capture of Zafra (Estremadura) by Mortier, 9 Feb 1810.

    Napoleon defeats Allies at Champaubert, 10 Feb 1814.

    Napoleon defeats Allies at Montmirail, 11 Feb 1814.

    HMS Active and Cerberus in a single orgy of destruction destroyed or captured 11 Venetian vessels and 2 military storehouses at Ortona, Italy, 12th Feb 1811.

    Napoleon defeats Allies at Chateau-Thierry, 12 Feb 1814.

    Admiral Jervis defeats Spanish fleet under Cordova at the battle of Cape St Vincent, 14 Feb 1797.

    Napoleon defeats Allies at Vauchamps, 14 Feb 1814.





    Adolphe-Edouard Mortier


    Births
    Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter, 10 Feb 1783.

    Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist, 10 Feb 1785.

    Hans Järta, Swedish political activist, 11 Feb 1774.

    Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, 12 Feb 1768.

    Adolphe-Edouard Mortier, French Marshal, 13 Feb 1768.





    Robert Fulton


    Events
    The French explorer La Perouse who left Botany Bay on 15 March 1788 on the last leg of a circumnavigation expedition, is pronounced lost. His ships L'Astrolabe and La Boussole are believed to have sunk in the Pacific, 14 Feb 1791.

    Napoleon sets out to inspect the coast for the best points to embark his forces for the invasion of Great Britain by his Armee d'Angleterre. (He presents his plans to the Directory on 12 June 1798), 8 Feb 1798.

    Peace of Luneville, between France and Austria, 9 Feb 1801.

    Robert Fulton files a patent for improvements to steamboat navigation, 11 Feb 1809.
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    • #32
      This Week in Napoleonic History

      15th - 21st February




      Sir Ralph Abercromby


      Actions and Battles
      British capture Amboyna, East Indies, 17 Feb 1810.

      French forces under Grouchy/Gerard defeat Allied force under Wrede at Valjouan, 17 Feb 1814.

      British forces under Abercromby capture Trinidad, 18 Feb 1797.

      Napoleon defeats Allies at Montereau, 18 Feb 1814.

      French forces under Bonaparte take El Arish, 19 Feb 1799.

      Admiral John Duckworth entered the Dardanelles in an effort to reach Constantinople and destroy the Ottoman fleet. After two weeks of fighting the British squadron was forced to withdraw without causing significant damage to the Turks and having suffered heavy casualties. (This action was the beginning of the Anglo-Turkish War, which continued in the Eastern Mediterranean until January 1809), 19 Feb 1807.


      Battle of the Gebora (Estremadura), Soult and Mortier defeat Mendizabal, 19 Feb 1811.

      Bonaparte invades Palestine, 20 Feb 1799.

      French forces under Lannes capture Saragossa, 20 Feb 1809.


      American Constitution (44), took the gallantly defended
      Cyane (22) and Levant (20) off Madeira, 20 Feb 1815.






      Jean-Charles Pichegru


      Births
      Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect, 15 Feb 1739.

      Charles Pichegru, French general, Royalist counter-revolutionary, 16 Feb 1761.

      Louis Alexandre Berthier, 1st Duc de Wagram, French marshal, Napoleon's indispensable chief of staff, 20 Feb 1753.


      Princess Catharina of Württemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia, Jerome Bonaparte's second wife, 21 Feb 1783.





      Eugène de Beauharnais


      Deaths
      Friedrich Ludwig, Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Prussian general, 15 Feb 1818.

      Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 15 Feb 1844.

      Hermann von Boyen, Prussian Army officer, 15 Feb 1848.

      Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General, 16 Feb 1820.

      Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, 20 Feb 1790.

      Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot, 20 Feb 1810.

      Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Napoleon's wife, Josephine, 21 Feb 1824.

      Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere, cavalry commander, 21 Feb 1865.





      Andreas Hofer


      Events
      Treaty of Tolentino, between France and the Vatican, whereby the latter agreed to pay an indemnity to prevent French occupation, 19 Feb 1797.

      Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, is executed, 20 Feb 1810.

      Richard Trevithick, a British engineer demonstrates the first steam engine to run on rails, 21 Feb 1804.

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      • #33
        This Week in Napoleonic History

        22nd - 28th February




        Royal Oak Pub in Fishguard, Lord Cawdor's Headquarters


        Actions and Battles
        Battle of Fishguard, a French force under Tate is defeated by a force under Cawdor and the local populace, 22-24 Feb 1797.

        Action at Vich (Catalonia), Souham defeats O'Donnell, 22 Feb 1810.

        Action at Caceres (Estremadura), Foy repulses the Spanish cavalry, 22 Feb 1810.

        Wrecked ashore on west coast of France were French warships Italienne, Calypso and Cybele, driven ashore by HMS Defiance and others, 24 Feb 1809.

        HMS Peacock (18) taken by American Hornet (20) off British Guiana, 24 Feb 1813.

        Action at Valls (Catalonia), Gouvion St Cyr defeats Reding, 25 Feb 1809.

        Wellington defeats Soult at Orthez, 27 Feb 1814.

        Allies under Wittgenstein and Wrede defeat French under Oudinot at Bar-sur-Aube, 27 Feb 1814.





        Mayer Amschel Rothschild


        Births

        Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker, 23 Feb 1743.

        Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral, 24 Feb 1744.

        Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge, 24 Feb 1774.





        Joseph de Maistre

        Deaths
        Joshua Reynolds, British painter, 23 Feb 1792.

        John Keats, British poet, 23 Feb 1821.

        Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician, 24 Feb 1812.

        Robert Fulton, American inventor, 24 Feb 1815.

        Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general, 26 Feb 1815.

        Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard diplomat and writer, 26 Feb 1821.





        Napoleon


        Events
        Amazing voyage of Riou in Guardian from Antarctic to South Africa after striking an iceberg and nearly foundering, 21 Feb 1790.


        Drury Lane theatre in London burns to the ground, 24 Feb 1809.

        Paper money in the form of £1 notes are first used by the Bank of England, 26 Feb 1797.

        Napoleon escapes from Elba, 26 Feb 1815.

        Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defence of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire, 27 Feb 1812.



        Special Mention in Dispatches

        Cap.Teancum’s Birthday, 23 Feb.

        Majorsennef’s Birthday, 29 Feb.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Post Captain View Post
          22nd - 28th February


          Special Mention in Dispatches
          Cap.Teancum’s Birthday, 23 Feb.
          Majorsennef’s Birthday, 29 Feb.
          Thanks for mentioning this in dispatches.
          2010 not being leap year, I'll be celebrating in very limited circle only
          BoRG

          You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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          • #35
            This Week in Napoleonic History

            1st - 7th March




            Barossa


            Actions and Battles

            The Danish ship Admiral Jawl (28) closed within 20 miles of Flamborough Head to seize coastal shipping. Instead she was captured by HMS
            Sappho (18), 2 Mar 1808.

            After an outstandingly gallant defence, HMS Leander (50) was captured by
            Genereux and taken to Corfu, where attempts were made to suborn her crew, 3 Mar 1799.

            Action at Monterey (Galicia), Soult defeats de la Romana, 5 Mar 1809.

            Battle of Barossa, Allied troops under Graham and La Pena defeat a French force under Victor, 5 Mar 1811.

            Massena begins withdrawal from Portugal, 5 Mar 1811.

            Bangalore is besieged by Cornwallis. (Taken by storm on 21 Mar), 6 Mar 1791.

            French under Napoleon storm Jaffa, 7 Mar 1799.

            Battle of Craonne, French under Napoleon defeat Allies under Blucher, 7 Mar 1814.





            Antoine-Henri Jomini


            Births

            François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary, 1 Mar 1760.

            François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general, 1 Mar 1769.

            Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal, 2 Mar 1770.

            Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist, 2 Mar 1779.

            Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover, 3 Mar 1778.

            Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General, 6 Mar 1761.

            Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general, 6 Mar 1779.





            Cuthbert Collingwood


            Deaths

            Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1 Mar 1792.

            Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal, 1 Mar 1841.

            Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, 2 Mar 1835.

            Robert Adams, Scottish architect, 3 Mar 1792.

            Jean-François Champollion, French scholar and Egyptologist, 4 Mar 1832.

            Honoré Charles Michel Joseph Reille
            , French General, 4 Mar 1860.

            Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, British soldier and politician, 6 Mar 1854.

            Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral, 7 Mar 1810.





            John Adams


            Events

            Napoleon appointed to command of the Army of Italy, 1 Mar 1796.

            Napoleon on board the ship Inconstant arrives off Golfe Juan and sets foot on French soil, after his daring escape from Elba, 1 Mar 1815.

            Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris, 2 Mar 1791.

            Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello, 3 Mar 1803.

            France is divided into 83 départements, which cuts across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on ownership of land by the nobility, 4 Mar 1790.

            Vice President John Adams is sworn into the office of President, 4 Mar 1797.

            Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales, 4 Mar 1804.

            Wellington appointed a Knight of the Garter, 4 Mar 1813.

            Russians enter Berlin, 4 Mar 1813.

            The Times advertises that hair powder tax certificates are to be made available. This was one of several revenue initiatives to pay for the war, 7 Mar 1797.

            Napoleon confronts Lansard's battalion of the 5th Ligne at Laffrey, troops refuse to fire and go over to the Emperor. That evening Colonel de la Bedoyere defects to Napoleon with the 7th Ligne, 7 Mar 1815.
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            • #36
              Napoleon confronts Lansard's battalion of the 5th Ligne at Laffrey, troops refuse to fire and go over to the Emperor. That evening Colonel de la Bedoyere defects to Napoleon with the 7th

              This one is my favorite event from all mentioned in this week.

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              • #37
                This Week in Napoleonic History

                8th - 14th March





                William Hoste



                Actions and Battles

                Action at Pombal (Portugal), Ney defeats Picton and Blake, 11 Mar 1811.

                Action at Redinha (Portugal), Ney repulses Wellington, 12 Mar 1811.

                Capture of Chaves (Portugal) by Soult, 12 Mar 1809.

                Allies under Blucher defeat French forces under Napoleon at Laon, 9 Mar 1814.

                Hoste defeats Franco-Italian Naval force off Lissa, 13 Mar 1811.

                French under Napoleon defeat Allies under St Priest at Rheims, 13 Mar 1814.





                Jean-Baptiste Kleber


                Births

                Richard Howe, British admiral, 8 Mar 1726.

                William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, 8 Mar 1748.

                Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general, 9 Mar 1753.

                William Cobbett, English journalist and author, 9 Mar 1763.

                Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of Prussia, 10 Mar 1776.

                Ivan Nabokov, Russian general. 11 Mar 1787.

                Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal, 13 Mar 1763.





                Henry Shrapnel


                Deaths
                Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, French Marshal, King of Sweden, 8 Mar 1844.

                Don Federico Carlos Gravina y Nápoli, Spanish admiral, who died of his wounds received at Trafalgar, 9 Mar 1806.


                King Christian VII of Denmark, 13 Mar 1808.

                Henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor, 13 Mar 1842.

                Jean-Baptiste Guillaume Joseph, comte de Villèle, French statesman, 13 Mar 1854.

                Charles François Dumouriez, French general, 14 Mar 1823.





                Joséphine de Beauharnais


                Events
                British troops land at Aboukir, Egypt, 8 Mar 1801.

                France declares war on Spain, 9 Mar 1793.

                Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais, 9 Mar 1796.

                Treaty of Chaumont, an agreement between Britain, Russia, Austria and Prussia to pursue the war against Napoleon to the end, should he refuse peace on terms that limited France to her 1792 boundaries, 9 Mar 1814.

                Outbreak of revolt in the Vendee, 10 Mar 1793.

                British troops sent to garrison Sicily, 10 Mar 1799.

                Ney arrives at Besancon and receives Napoleon's letter asking him to rejoin the Emperor. On the 11th Ney announces he is joining Napoleon, 10-11 Mar 1815.

                Napoleon at Lyon, d'Artois and Macdonald flee and more troops defect. The 100 days begin as Napoleon issues Imperial decrees, 10-13 Mar 1815.

                Wellington enters Bordeaux, 12 Mar 1814.

                Allies outlaw Napoleon, 13 Mar 1815.
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                • #38
                  This Week in Napoleonic History

                  15th - 21st March




                  Charles-François du Périer Dumouriez


                  Actions and Battles
                  Capture of Albuquerque (Estremadura) by Latour-Maubourg, 15 Mar 1811.

                  Action at the bridge of Almaraz (Estremadura), Victor defeats de la Cuesta, 16 Mar 1809.


                  Action at Foz d'Arunce (Portugal) Wellington pursues Ney and Massena, 16 Mar 1811.

                  Siege of Badajoz (Estremadura) by Wellington, the town is defended by French troops under Philippon, 16 Mar 1812.

                  Battle of Neerwinden, Austrians under Saxe-Coburg defeat the French under Dumouriez, 18 Mar 1793.

                  Bonaparte besieges Acre, 20 Mar 1799.

                  French under Kleber defeat Turkish troops at Heliopolis, 20 Mar 1800.

                  Action at Braga (Portugal) Soult defeats Freyre, 20 Mar 1809.

                  Action at Trujillio (Estremadura), Lasalle and Leval defeat de la Cuesta, 20 Mar 1809.

                  British forces under Abercromby defeat a French force under Menou at Alexandria, 21 Mar 1801.

                  Capture of Ronda (Andalusia) by Peyremond, 21 Mar 1810.

                  Action at Villafranca (Catalonia) Augereau defeats O'Donnell, 21 Mar 1810.

                  Allied troops under Schwarzenberg defeat French under Napoleon at Arcis Sur Aube, 20/21 Mar 1814.





                  Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte


                  Births

                  Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States, 15 Mar 1767.

                  Captain Matthew Flinders, English explorer, 16 Mar 1774.

                  Edward Pakenham, British general, 19 Mar 1778.

                  Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, King of Rome, Duke of Reichstadt, 20 Mar 1811.





                  William II of the Netherlands (Prince of Orange)


                  Deaths
                  Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal, 17 Mar 1830.

                  William II of the Netherlands, 17 Mar 1849.


                  Louis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Condé (duc d'Enghien), 21 Mar 1804.




                  duc d'Enghien executed by firing squad


                  Events
                  Prussia delcares war on France, 16 Mar 1813.

                  HMS Queen Charlotte, Admiral Keith's flagship blows up at Leghorn killing 673 of her crew. Keith was ashore at the time, 17 Mar 1799.

                  Louis XVIII's flight from Paris to Ghent, 19 Mar 1815.

                  Napoleon arrives in Paris, 20 Mar 1815.

                  Louis Antoine Henri de Bourbon (duc d'Enghien), executed by firing squad at the Chateau de Vincennes, 21 Mar 1804.
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                  • #39
                    This Week in Napoleonic History

                    22nd - 28th March




                    Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg



                    Actions and Battles
                    British forces under Sir Charles Grey and Vice Admiral Jervis capture Fort Bourbon and Martinique, 22 Mar 1794.


                    French forces under Massena defeat Austrians under Charles at Malborghetto, 23 Mar 1797.

                    Austrians under Archduke Charles defeat the French under Jourdan at Stockach, 25 Mar 1799.


                    Allied troops under Schwarzenberg defeat French forces under Marmont and Mortier at La Fere-Champenoise, 25 Mar 1814.

                    Action at Campo Mayor (Estremadura) Beresford repulses Latour-Maubourg, 27 Mar 1811.

                    Battle of Cuidad Real (Mancha) Sebastiani defeats de la Cuesta, 27 Mar 1809.

                    Capture of Oporto by French forces under Soult, 28 Mar 1809.

                    French forces under Victor defeat a Spanish force under de la Cuesta at Medellin (Estremadura), 28 Mar 1809.





                    Joachim-Napoléon Murat


                    Births
                    Jan Willem de Winter, Dutch admiral, 23 Mar 1761.

                    Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general, 23 Mar 1769.


                    Joachim Murat, French marshal, King of Naples, 25 Mar 1767.


                    Caroline Bonaparte, Younger sister of Napoleon, Queen of Naples, 25 Mar 1782.

                    Louis Charles de France, Dauphin, King Louis XVII of France, 27 Mar 1785.

                    Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general, 28 Mar 1773.





                    Joseph-Ignace Guillotin


                    Deaths
                    Stephen Decatur, American naval officer, 22 Mar 1820.

                    Tsar Paul I of Russia, 23 Mar 1801.

                    Marie-Henri Beyle known as Stendhal, French writer, 23 Mar 1842.

                    Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general, 24 Mar 1869.

                    Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, (He urged capital punishment should be inflicted as speedily and painlessly as possible, and argued for a machine designed for this end. The guillotine was invented by Antoine Louis
                    ), 26 Mar 1814.

                    Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer, 26 Mar 1827.

                    François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer, 27 Mar 1827.


                    Sir Ralph Abercromby, British general, 28 Mar 1801.





                    Tsar Paul I


                    Events
                    Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne, 22 Mar 1809.

                    Tsar Paul I is assassinated at St Michael's castle, St Petersburg, 23 Mar 1801.

                    Peace of Amiens concluded between Britain and France, 25 Mar 1802.

                    The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire, 25 Mar 1807.

                    Seventh Coalition formed, 25 Mar 1815.

                    Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favour of his son, Ferdinand VII, 26 Mar 1808.
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                    • #40
                      This Week in Napoleonic History

                      29th March - 4th April





                      Copenhagen


                      Actions and Battles

                      Allies under Schwarzenberg defeat French forces under Marmont at Montmartre, 30 Mar 1814.

                      Siege of Figueras (Catalonia) by French forces under Macdonald, 1 Apr 1811.

                      British forces capture St Lucia, 2 Apr 1794.

                      Battle of Copenhagen, British fleet under Nelson defeats the Danes under Fischer, 2 Apr 1801.

                      Battle of Sabugal, British forces under Wellington defeat the French under Reynier, 3 Apr 1811.





                      Soult


                      Births
                      Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal, 29 Mar 1769.

                      Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter, 30 Mar 1746.

                      Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer, 31 Mar 1732.

                      Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish and Prussian statesman and diplomat, 3 Apr 1769.

                      John Hoppner, British painter, 4 Apr 1758.





                      François Carlo Antommarchi


                      Deaths
                      Beau Brummell, British celebrity and dandy, 30 Mar 1840.

                      Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, French statesman, 2 Apr 1791.

                      Philip Charles Durham, Captain of HMS Defiance at Trafalgar, later Royal Navy Admiral, 2 Apr 1845.

                      François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician, 3 Apr 1838.

                      André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince of Essling and Marshal of France, 4 Apr 1817.





                      Joseph Bonaparte


                      Events
                      Admiral Villeneuve sails from Toulon, 30 Mar 1805.

                      Allied troops enter Paris, 31 Mar 1814.

                      Murat declares war on Austria, 31 Mar 1815.

                      Joseph Bonaparte declared King of Naples, 1 Apr 1806.

                      French evacuate Portugal, 3 Apr 1811.
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                      • #41
                        This Week in Napoleonic History

                        5th - 11th April




                        Badajoz


                        Actions and Battles
                        Austrians under Kray defeat the French under Scherer at Magnano, 5 Apr 1799.

                        Austrian offensive begins in Italy, 5 Apr 1800.

                        Anglo-Portuguese forces under Wellington storm and capture Badajoz , 6 Apr 1812.

                        Siege of Lerida (Catalonia) by Suchet, 10 Apr 1810.

                        Allied forces under Wellington defeat the French under Soult at Toulouse, 10 Apr 1814.

                        Cochrane attacks French fleet under Allemand in Basque Roads, 11/12 Apr 1809.





                        Thomas Masterman Hardy


                        Births
                        Thomas Masterman Hardy, Captain of HMS Victory at Trafalgar, later Vice Admiral, 5 Apr 1769.

                        William Wordsworth, English poet, 7 Apr 1770.

                        Jean Lannes, 1st Duc de Montebello, 1st Sovereign Prince de Sievers, French marshal, 10 Apr 1769.

                        William Hazlitt, English critic and essayist and reporter for the 'Morning Chronicle', 10 Apr 1778.

                        George Canning, Foreign Secretary in Portland's administration in 1807 (and later Prime Minister 1827), 11 Apr 1770.





                        Toussaint Louverture


                        Deaths
                        Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician, 5 Apr 1794.

                        Georges Danton, French lawyer and politician, 5 Apr 1794.

                        Sir William Hamilton, British diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and vulcanologist, 6 Apr
                        1803.

                        Toussaint Louverture, Haitian Revolutionary, 7 Apr 1804.

                        Jacques Necker, French statesman, 9 Apr 1804.

                        William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, 9 Apr 1806.





                        Napoleon Abdicates


                        Events
                        Dumouriez defects to the Allies, 5 Apr 1793.

                        Committee of Public Safety established, 6 Apr 1793.

                        Armistice is agreed between the Danish government and Sir Hyde Parker, 9 Apr 1801.

                        Creation of the Fifth Coalition, 9 Apr 1809.

                        Austria invades Bavaria, 9 Apr 1809.

                        Napoleon abdicates at Fontainebleau, 11 Apr 1814.
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                        • #42
                          This Week in Napoleonic history

                          12th - 18th April





                          Montenotte


                          Actions and Battles
                          Battle of Montenotte, French forces under Bonaparte defeat an Austrian force under Beaulieu, 12 Apr 1796.

                          French under Bonaparte defeat Austrians and Piedmontese under Giovanni di Provera at Millesimo, 13/14 Apr 1796.

                          British forces capture the island of Tobago, 14 Apr 1793.


                          French under Bonaparte defeat Austrians under Beaulieu at Dego, 14/15 Apr 1796.

                          Battle of Bayonne, Allies under Hope defeat the French under Thouvenot, 14 Apr 1814.

                          Austrians under Archduke John defeat a French force under Eugene at Sacile, 16 Apr 1809.

                          Action at Amarante (Portugal) Loison defeats Sylveida, 16 Apr 1809.

                          French under Bonaparte defeat Turks under Achmed at Mount Tabor, 17 Apr 1799.

                          French forces commanded by Hoche defeat an Austrian force under Werneck at Lahn, 18 Apr 1797.





                          Richard Trevithick


                          Births
                          Richard Trevithick, British engineer and inventor, 13 Apr 1771.

                          Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, French statesman, 14 Apr 1773.

                          Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist, 15 Apr 1772.

                          Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter, 16 Apr 1755.

                          François de Neufchâteau, French statesman, 17 Apr 1750.

                          Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal, 18 Apr 1771.






                          Charles Pichegru


                          Deaths
                          Charles Pichegru, French general, 15 Apr 1804.

                          Francisco de Goya, Spanish painter, 16 Apr 1828.





                          Spithead Mutiny


                          Events

                          Napoleon appointed to the command of the Army of the Orient, 12 Apr 1798.

                          British Netherlands expedition evacutated from Bremen, 14 Apr 1795.

                          Beginning of the Spithead mutiny by the Channel fleet, 16 Apr 1797.

                          Peace of Leoben, preliminary peace between France and Austria, 18 Apr 1797.
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                          • #43
                            This Week in Napoleonic History

                            19th - 25th April





                            Abensberg, Napoleon addresses the Bavarian troops


                            Actions and Battles
                            Battle of Raszyn, Archduke Ferdinand in command of the Austrians defeats Józef Poniatowski in command of the Duchy of Warsaw forces, 19 Apr 1809.

                            Battle of Teugen-Hausen, French forces under Napoleon and Davout defeat an Austrian force under Archduke Charles, 19 Apr 1809.

                            Siege of Astorga (Leon) by Junot (The city falls on 6 May), 19 Apr 1810.

                            Battle of Abensberg, Napoleon's force defeat an Austrian force under Archduke Charles, 20 Apr 1809.

                            British capture Guadeloupe, 21 Apr 1794.

                            Battle of Mondovì, French forces under Napoleon defeat a Piedmontese force under Colli, 21 Apr 1796.

                            Battle of Landshut, Napoleon defeats the Austrians under Hiller, 21 Apr 1809.

                            Battle of Eckmühl, Napoleon defeats Archduke Charles, 22 Apr 1809.

                            Action at Margalef (Catalonia) Suchet defeats O'Donnell, 22 Apr 1810.

                            French forces under Napoleon storm Ratisbon, 23 Apr 1809.

                            Battle of Villers-en-Cauchies, a small Austrian force
                            with British cavalry, break up a much larger French force under Chapuis de Tourville, that was moving into a position from where it could threaten the Allied army besieging Landrecies, 24 Apr 1794.




                            Nicolas Charles Oudinot


                            Births
                            Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-born Austrian diplomat, 20 Apr 1727.

                            Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, future Emperor Napoleon III, 20 Apr 1808.

                            Alexandre-Antoine Hureau de Sénarmont, French artillery general, 21 Apr 1769.


                            Francisco Javier Castaños Aragorri Urioste y Olavide
                            , 22 Apr 1758.

                            Madame de Staël, French author, 22 Apr 1766.

                            Nicolas Charles Oudinot, French marshal, 25 Apr 1767.





                            Pierre-Charles Villeneuve


                            Deaths
                            Charles von Alten, Hanoverian general in British service, 20 Apr 1840.

                            Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral, 22 Apr 1806.

                            Richard Trevithick, British engineer and
                            inventor, 22 Apr 1833.

                            Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, 22 Apr 1839.

                            Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman, 23 Apr 1794.





                            La Marseillaise by Rouget de Lisle


                            Events
                            France declares war on Austria, the beginning of the
                            French Revolutionary Wars, 20 Apr 1792.

                            Wellesley arrives back in Portugal after the Cintra inquiry to command the British and Portuguese forces, 22 Apr 1809.

                            La Marseillaise is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 25 Apr 1792.
                            Last edited by Post Captain; 18 Apr 12, 10:19.
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                            Admiral Lord Nelson

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                            • #44
                              I seen this on History TV that Napoleon was exiled to Elba April 14
                              1814 so I hope this is correct.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by General Brock View Post
                                I seen this on History TV that Napoleon was exiled to Elba April 14
                                1814 so I hope this is correct.
                                Thanks GB for this, i have looked everywhere to find this date, and so far i have seen 4 May mentioned as the exile date, so i wonder what the History TV source was?
                                Last edited by Post Captain; 14 Apr 10, 15:37.
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