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  • #61
    This Week in Napoleonic History

    26th July - 1st August





    Battle of the Nile


    Actions and Battles
    Battle of the Pyrenees, an allied victory after a series of engagements, which began in late July 1813, comprising Maya, Roncesvalles and Sorauren, allied forces under Wellington held off marshal Soult's French forces attempting to relieve Pamplona and San Sebastian, 25 Jul - 2 Aug 1813.

    Battle of Talavera, Arthur Wellesley's forces defeat a French force under Victor. After the battle Wellesley was created Viscount Wellington of Talavera, 28 Jul 1809.

    British Expeditionary Force lands at Walcheren under Lord Chatham, 28 Jul 1809.

    Action at Vitebsk, Napoleon defeats a Russian force under Barclay de Tolly, 28 Jul 1812.

    Battle of the Nile, decisive British victory, fought at night, a British squadron lead by Rear-Adm Nelson defeat a French fleet under the command of François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, 1 Aug 1798.





    Jacques François Dugommier


    Births
    Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, 27 Jul 1784.

    Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar, 28 Jul 1750.

    Phili Charles Durham, Royal Naval captain present at Trafalgar as commander of HMS Defiance, 29 Jul 1763.

    Jacques François Dugommier, French general, 1 Aug 1738.





    Jean-Andoche Junot


    Deaths
    Archduke Maximilian Franz of Austria, 26 Jul 1801.

    Maximilien Robespierre, member of the Committee of Public Safety, 28 Jul 1794.

    Louis de Saint-Just, French Revolutionary leader, 28 Jul 1794.

    Gaspard Monge, French mathematician, (accompanied Napoleon to Egypt in 1798), 28 Jul 1818.

    Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal, while accompanying Louis-Philippe to a review, Marshal Mortier and eleven others were killed by the 'infernal machine', an apparatus of 25 musket barrels firing simultaneously aimed at the king by Giuseppe Marco Fieschi, a disgruntled vagabond and outcast, 28 Jul 1835.


    Jean-Andoche Junot, 1st Duc d'Abrantès, French general, 29 Jul 1813.

    William Wilberforce, British abolitionist, 29 Jul 1833.

    François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral, 1 Aug 1798.





    Robespierre

    Events
    Maximilien Robespierre arrested and exceuted without trial, 27/28 Jul 1794.

    Wellesley lands in Portugal, 1 Aug 1808.
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    • #62
      This Week in Napoleonic History

      2nd - 8th August





      Castiglione


      Actions and Battles
      Battle of Lonato, French under Napoleon defeat the Austrians under Peter Quasdanovich, 3 Aug 1796.

      Battle of Castiglione, French under Napoleon defeat the Austrians under Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, 5 Aug 1796.

      Battle of Muizenberg was a small but significant military engagement which took place near Muizenberg, South Africa in 1795, it led to the capture of the Cape Colony by Great Britain, 7 Aug 1795.

      Action at Inkovo, an inconclusive encounter between the French under Sebastiani and the Russians under Platov, 8 Aug 1812.





      Matvei Ivanovich Platov


      Births
      Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux, French general, 2 Aug 1740.

      Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, 3 Aug 1770.

      Percy Bysshe Shelley, British poet, 4 Aug 1792.

      Matvei Ivanovich Platov, Russian general, 6 Aug 1757.

      Jean-Baptiste Bessières, 1st Duc d' Istria, French marshal, 6 Aug 1768.

      Louis de Freycinet, French explorer, 7 Aug 1779.





      Lazare Carnot


      Deaths
      Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal, 2 Aug 1815.

      Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, 2 Aug 1823.

      Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, British admiral 4 Aug 1804.

      Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, 5 Aug 1799.

      George Canning, British politician, later Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 8 Aug 1827.





      Francis II


      Events
      Treaty of Sistova, ending the Austro-Turkish war of 1787-91, 4 Aug 1791.

      Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates ending the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, 6 Aug 1806.

      Napoleon sails from Plymouth aboard HMS Northhumberland to exile in St. Helena, 7 Aug 1815.

      The Insurrection of Lyon, French Republican forces laid siege and captured the city of Lyon, which had revolted against the French government, 8 Aug 1793.
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      • #63
        This Week in Napoleonic History

        9th - 15th August



        Battle of Novi


        Actions and Battles
        Santiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion, 12 Aug 1806.

        Battle of Novi, fought between the Austro-Russians under Suvarov and the French under Joubert, resulting in a victory for Suvarov, 15 Aug 1799.

        Ahmednuggur in India, taken by an escalade assault, Arthur Wellesley leading company troops from Mysore, sepoy infantry battalions of the Madras Native Infantry and three squadrons of Madras Native Cavalry, plus a contingent of troops supplied by the British Army, which included cavalry from the 19th Light Dragoons and two battalions of Scottish infantry from the 74th and 78th Regiment of Foot. Irregular light cavalry were also provided by the Company's Mysore and Maratha allies, 11 Aug 1803.




        Napoleon


        Births
        Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill of Almaraz, British general, known as Daddy Hill to his troops, 11 Aug 1772.

        King George IV of the United Kingdom, Prince Regent 1811-1820, 12 Aug 1762.

        James Gillray, British caricaturist and printmaker, 13 Aug 1757.

        Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general, 13 Aug 1764.

        Pope Pius VII (Papacy 1800-1823), 14 Aug 1740.

        Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter, 14 Aug 1758.

        Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 15 Aug 1769.




        Viscount Castlereagh


        Deaths
        Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal, 12 Aug 1809.

        Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, British politician and statesman, 12 Aug 1822.

        Charles Sapinaud de La Rairie, French royalist general and counter-revolutionary, 12 Aug 1829.




        Storming of the Tuileries Palace


        Events
        Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire, 9 Aug 1810.

        Storming of the Tuileries Palace. Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody, 10 Aug 1792.

        Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria, 11 Aug 1804.

        Allied troops under Wellington enter Madrid, 12/13 Aug 1812.

        The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814 (known as the Convention of London) signed between Great Britain and the Netherlands in London, It was signed by Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, for Britain and Hendrik Fagel for the Dutch, 13 Aug 1814.
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        • #64
          This Week in Napoleonic History

          16th - 22nd August




          Vimeiro


          Actions and Battles
          Battle of Smolensk, Grande Armée under Napoleon defeat the Russians under Barclay de Tolly, 16 Aug 1812.

          Battle of Roliça, Anglo-Portuguese under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley defeat a French force under Henri Delaborde, 17 Aug 1808.

          Battle of Polotsk (1st battle), Russian
          troops under the command
          of Wittgenstein fought French troops led by Oudinot and stopped their advance to St. Petersburg, 17/18 Aug 1812.

          Battle of Valutino, a marginal French victory; successful Russian retreat, French under Ney and Junot clash with the Russians under Barclay de Tolly, 18 Aug 1812.

          American frigate USS Constitution (44 cannon) defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, earning her the nickname "Old Ironsides", 19 Aug 1812.

          Battle of Vimeiro, Anglo-Portuguese troops led by Sir Arthur Wellesley defeat the French under Junot, (this would lead to the convention of Cintra), 21 Aug 1808.

          French troops under the command of General Jean Joseph Amable Humbert land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion, 22 Aug 1798.




          General Jean Joseph Amable Humbert


          Births
          Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general, 17 Aug 1768.

          François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general, 18 Aug 1754.

          Madame du Barry, French courtesan, 19 Aug 1743.

          Joaquín Blake y Joyes, Spanish general, 19 Aug 1759.

          Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician, (He had hoped to be appointed to command of the British forces in the Peninsular War), 21 Aug 1754.

          General Jean Joseph Amable Humbert, French general, 22 Aug 1755.




          Pope Pius VII


          Deaths
          Matthew Boulton, British manufacturer and engineer, 18 Aug 1809.

          Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician, 19 Aug 1822.

          Pope Pius VII, 20 Aug 1823.

          Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Alsatian-born Austrian general, 22 Aug 1797.




          Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution


          Events

          British troops begin landing in Denmark, 16 Aug 1807.

          Second Treaty of San Ildefonso, resulting in a Franco-Spanish alliance, 19 Aug 1796.

          Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates, 21 Aug 1810.

          Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue, this would continue until 1804, and would see leaders such as François-Dominique Toussaint L'ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines, 22 Aug 1791.

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          • #65
            This Week in Napoleonic History

            23rd - 29th August



            Grossbeeren


            Actions and Battles

            Battle of Grand Port, Île de France, a naval battle between squadrons of frigates from the French Navy and the British Royal Navy, resulting in a French victory under Guy-Victor Duperré and Jacques Hamelin, 20/27 Aug 1810.

            1st Battle of Pirna, a Russian victory under Wittgenstein over the French led by St Cyr, 22 Aug 1813.

            Battle of Grossbeeren, Crown Prince Charles John in command of Allied troops defeat the French under Nicolas Oudinot, 23 Aug 1813.

            Battle of Amberg, Bavaria, resulted in an Austrian victory by Archduke Charles over a French army led by Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, 24 Aug 1796.

            Battle of Friedberg, was one of the last major successes during General Moreau's campaign in southern Germany in the summer of 1796, and forced the Austrians under General Latour to abandon the line of the River Lech, 24 Aug 1796.

            Almeida, Portugal is devastated by a huge explosion as the magazine blows up. The town which has been under siege since July, surrenders to the French the next day, 26 Aug 1810.

            Battle of Dresden, French victory under Napoleon against forces of the Sixth Coalition of Austrians, Russians and Prussians under Field Marshal Schwartzenberg, 26/27 Aug 1813.

            Battle of Katzbach, near Liegnitz, Prussia, a Coalition victory under Field Marshal von Blücher over the French led by Marshal MacDonald, 26 Aug 1813.

            2nd Battle of Pirna, a Russian victory under Von Württemberg over the French led by Vandamme, 26 Aug 1813.

            Battle of Castlebar, at County Mayo, a French and Irish force under Humbert rout a British force of 6,000 under Gerard Lake and this action would later become known as the Castlebar Races, 27 Aug 1798.

            Battle of Køge, part of the British campaign in Denmark, a British victory under Arthur Wellesley against the Danish forces commanded by Castenschiold and was also known as the 'Træskoslaget' or 'Clogs Battle', 29 Aug 1807.

            Battle of Kulm, a Coalition victory over the French under St Cyr and Marmont, 29/30 Aug 1813.




            Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde


            Births
            King Louis XVI of France, 23 Aug 1754.

            Letizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as Madame Mère de l'Empereur, 24 Aug 1750.

            William Wilberforce, British abolitionist, 24 Aug 1759.

            William I of the Netherlands, 24 Aug 1772.

            Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman, 29 Aug 1756.




            August von Gneisenau


            Deaths
            August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal, 24 Aug 1831.


            Pope Pius VI (Papacy 1775 - 1799), 29 Aug 1799.




            Declaration of the Rights of Man


            Events
            Napoleon leaves Egypt for France, 23 Aug 1799.

            The Constitution of the Netherlands is signed, 24 Aug 1815.

            British forces burn Washington, 24/25 Aug 1814.

            Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by National Assembly at Palace of Versailles, (A fundamental document of the French Revolution, defining the individual and collective rights of all the estates of the realm as universal), 26 Aug 1789.

            Anglo - Spanish forces occupy Toulon, 27/28 Aug 1793.

            Anglo - Russian forces land in North Holland, 27 Aug 1799.

            Creation of the Grande Armée, originally L'Armée des côtes de l'Océan (Army of the Ocean Coasts) intended for the invasion of England, 29 Aug 1805.
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            • #66
              Keep up the excelent work, Mickey.
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                Keep up the excelent work, Mickey.
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                • #68
                  This Week in Napoleonic History

                  30th August - 5th September




                  Roveredo

                  Actions and Battles
                  The British fleet under Admiral Gambier begin the bombardment of the city of Copenhagen, 2/5 Sept 1807.

                  Battle of Würzburg, was the biggest victory won by the Archduke Charles in his successful campaign against the French invasion of Germany in 1796, and prevented general Jourdan from making a stand at any significant distance to the east of the Rhine, 3 Sept 1796.

                  Battle of Roveredo, in the upper Adige River valley in northern Italy, the French commanded by Napoleon defeated an Austrian corps led by Paul Davidovich, 4 Sept 1796.

                  Battle of Collooney, occurred during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 when a combined force of French troops and Irish rebels under Humbert defeated a force of British troops under Charles Vereker outside of Collooney near Sligo Town. It is also known as the Battle of Carricknagat, 5 Sept 1798.




                  Juan Martín Díez


                  Births
                  Jacques-Louis David, French painter, 30 Aug 1748.

                  Henry Joy McCracken, a founding member, along with Theobald Wolfe Tone, James Napper Tandy, and Robert Emmet, of the Society of the United Irishmen, 31 Aug 1767.

                  Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, younger brother of Napoleon, King of Holland, 2 Sept 1778.

                  Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Josephine de Beauharnais,Viceroy of Italy, French officer, 3 Sept 1781.

                  François-René de Chateaubriand, French diplomat, 4 Sept 1768.

                  Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen, 5 Sept 1771.

                  Juan Martín Díez, nicknamed El Empecinado (the undaunted), Spanish guerrilla, 5 Sept 1775.




                  Robert Calder


                  Deaths
                  Robert Calder, British naval officer, 1 Sept 1818.

                  Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, was present at Dresden with the allies, where he gave advice to the Swedish and Russian leaders about how best to defeat Napoleon. Moreau was mortally wounded in the Battle on the 27 August 1813, while talking to the Tsar, 2 Sept 1813.

                  Home Riggs Popham, British Admiral, 2 Sept 1820.

                  Maria Teresa Luisa of Savoy, Princess of Lamballe,
                  Her death in the Massacres of September 1792 sparked a movement of anti-revolutionary propaganda, which ultimately led to the development and implementation of the Reign of Terror, 3 Sept 1792.






                  The September Massacres


                  Events
                  The Vlieter incident, was the surrender without a fight of a squadron of the navy of the Batavian Republic, commanded by Rear-Admiral Samuel Story, during the Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland to the British navy on a sandbank near the Channel known as De Vlieter, near Wieringen, 30 Aug 1799.

                  Convention of Cintra, By this agreement, the defeated French after the battle of Vimiero were allowed to evacuate their troops from Portugal without further conflict, aboard Royal Naval ships, with all their equipment and 'personal property' (which was mostly looted Portuguese valuables) The Convention was signed at the Palace of Queluz, in Queluz-Sintra, Estremadura. The British commanders Burrard, Dalrymple, Wellesley are recalled home to face an official inquiry in November, 30 Aug 1808.

                  Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, is discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding, 1 Sept 1804.

                  The September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers, 2/7 Sept 1792.

                  French forces under the command of Jacques-Francois Menou in Alexandria, Egypt surrender to the British under John Hely-Hutchinson, 2 Sept 1801.

                  Coup of 18 fructidor an V, was a seizure of power under the Directory, The three Directors, Barras, Rewbell and La Révellière-Lépeaux, staged a coup d'État supported by the military against the moderates and the royalists who had a majority in the two chambers, the Council of Five Hundred and the Council of Ancients, 4 Sept 1797.

                  Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law, 5 Sept 1798.
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                  • #69
                    This Week in Napoleonic History

                    6th - 12th September





                    Borodino



                    Actions and Battles

                    Battle of Hondschoote, fought at Hondschoote, Nord, France, and resulted in a French victory under General Houchard and General Jourdan against the British under the Duke of York, 6/8 Sept 1793.

                    Battle of Dennewitz, in the Prussian province of Brandenburg, near Jüterbog, between the French army under Ney and Oudinot and an army of Prussians, Russians and Swedes under Crown Prince Charles John (Bernadotte) and Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow, resulting in a Coalition victory, 6 Sept 1813.

                    Battle of Borodino, the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia, involving more than 250,000 troops and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties, 7 Sept 1812.

                    Battle of Bassano, in the territory of the Republic of Venice, between the French under Napoleon and Austrian forces led by Count Dagobert von Wurmser. The battle ended in a French victory. The Austrians abandoned their artillery and baggage, losing supplies, cannons, and battle standards to the French, 8 Sept 1796.

                    Battle of Ballinamuck, in County Longford, saw the defeat of the main force of the French incursion during the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland, the Irish and French under Humbert against British forces under Cornwallis, 8 Sept 1798.




                    Marquis de Lafayette


                    Births
                    Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier and statesman, 6 Sept 1757.

                    Maria Teresa Luisa of Savoy, Princess of Lamballe, 8 Sept 1749.

                    William Bligh, British naval officer, 9 Sept 1754.




                    MacDonald


                    Deaths
                    Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre MacDonald, 1st duc de Taranto, 7 Sept 1840.

                    Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Fürst von Wahlstatt, Prussian Generalfeldmarschal, 12 Sept 1819.




                    Copenhagen shelled on the night of 4 September


                    Events
                    Danish capitulation following the bombardment of Copenhagen. In the following weeks the Danish fleet was rigged and made ready for sea under British supervision. On October 21st 1807, it left Copenhagen for Britain. The fleet thereby lost by the Danes was of significant value for Denmark as a sea-trading nation. The captured fleet comprised 18 ships of the line, 15 frigates, 7 brigs, 23 gunboats, 7 barges and 1 schooner together with enormous amounts of naval related equipment,
                    5/7 Sept 1807.

                    France annexed the Kingdom of Piedmont, 11 Sept 1802.
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                    • #70
                      This Week in Napoleonic History

                      13th - 19th September



                      Toulon


                      Actions and Battles
                      Battle of Menin, was a second victory in five days for the French army of General Houchard, and saw the French defeat the Dutch army under William V, prince of Orange, briefly knocking them out of the war, 13 Sept 1793.

                      Finnish War: Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians under Kosatchoffskij, 13 Sept 1808.

                      Finnish War: Battle of Oravais, a Russian victory under Nikolay Mikhailovich Kamensky against Swedish forces under Carl Johan Adlercreutz, 14 Sept 1808.

                      The siege of Toulon began, Toulon was occupied by British and Spanish forces assisting the Royalist French. Napoleon Bonaparte first made his name here as a young captain of artillery. The siege would last until the 18 Dec, 18 Sept 1793.

                      Battle of Bergen-op-Zoom (1st battle), French under Brune defeat the Anglo-Russians under the Duke of York, 19 Sept 1799.

                      Anglo-Portuguese troops under Wellington begin the siege of Burgos, 19 Sept 1812.




                      Kutuzov


                      Births

                      Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, French artillery specialist, 15 Sept 1715.

                      Jean-Sylvain Bailly was the first Mayor of Paris, a French astronomer and orator, one of the leaders of the early part of the French revolution, 15 Sept 1736.

                      Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general, 15 Sept 1760.

                      Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov, Russian field marshal, 16 Sept 1745.

                      Christian VIII of Denmark, hereditary prince of Denmark and Norway. King of Norway May-October 1814, King of Denmark, 18 Sept 1786.




                      Wellington

                      Deaths
                      Charles James Fox, British politician, 13 Sept 1806.

                      Nicolas Oudinot, 1st Duc de Reggio, French marshal, 13 Sept 1847.

                      Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 14 Sept 1852.

                      Louis XVIII of France, 16 Sept 1824.




                      Nelson leaves Portsmouth for the last time

                      Events
                      King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution of 1791, 13 Sept 1791.

                      Vice Admiral the Viscount Nelson sailed from Portsmouth for the last time - “I had their cheers before, now I have their hearts!”, 14 Sept 1805.

                      Mikhail Kutuzov against the will of most of his generals, issued an order to retreat from Moscow, The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city, 14/16 Sept 1812.

                      Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow, 15 Sept 1812.

                      The first occupation by the British of Cape Colony, South Africa with the Battle of Hout Bay, after successive victories at the Battle of Muizenberg and Wynberg, after William V requested protection against revolutionary France's occupation of the Netherlands, 16 Sept 1795.

                      Treaty of Fredrikshamn, peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia, 17 Sept 1809.

                      The Royal Opera House in London opens, 18 Sept 1809.

                      The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire, 18 Sept 1812.
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                          Thanks Nick.
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                            Thanks Nick.
                            We do appreciate these, Mickey! Just didn't want to mess up your pretty thread with a lot of thanks posts.
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                              Originally posted by Torien View Post
                              We do appreciate these, Mickey! Just didn't want to mess up your pretty thread with a lot of thanks posts.
                              That's ok mate, many thanks
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                                This Week in Napoleonic History

                                20th - 26th September




                                Valmy

                                Actions and Battles
                                Battle of Valmy, Northern France, a French victory by forces under the command of Charles François Dumouriez against an Austrian/Prussian force under Brunswick. Valmy has been considered one of the most significant battles of the French Revolutionary Wars, as it allowed the survival of France's new armies and launched a period of renewed military strength that was to last nearly a quarter of a century, 20 Sept 1792.

                                Battle of Killala, County Mayo, an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Between forces of the British Crown under Trench and a combined force of Irish Rebels and a small number of French troops, resulting in a British victory, 23 Sept 1798.

                                Battle of Assaye, Western India, a major battle of the Second Anglo-Maratha War fought between the Maratha Confederacy and the British East India Company. A British victory by forces led by Arthur Wellesley, 23 Sept 1803.

                                Battle of Zürich (2nd battle), a French victory led by André Masséna over an Austrian and Russian force under Alexander Korsakov, near Zürich. It broke the stalemate that had resulted from the First Battle of Zürich three months earlier and led to the withdrawal of Russia from the Second Coalition, 25/26 Sept 1799.




                                Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky


                                Births
                                Fletcher Christian, British mutineer of HM Armed Vessel Bounty, 25 Sept 1764.

                                Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman, 25 Sept 1766.

                                Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky, Russian general, 25 Sept 1771.


                                Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British naval officer, Nelson's successor after Trafalgar, 26 Sept 1748.




                                Thomas Masterman Hardy


                                Deaths
                                Thomas Masterman Hardy, British naval officer, Flag Captain to Admiral Lord Nelson, 20 Sept 1839.

                                François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general, 21 Sept 1796.




                                Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne


                                Events
                                The National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the monarchy, 21 Sept 1792.

                                Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France, 26 Sept 1792.

                                A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne, 26 Sept 1810.




                                Happy Birthday to Stratego

                                Special Mention in Dispatches
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