Major Events 1769-1820


20 February: Pope Pius VI deported to France.
5 March: Plan to invade England abandonned.
12 April: Napoleon Bonaparte appointed to command Army of the Orient.
26 April: Creation of Helvetic Republic.
19 May: Bonaparte sails for Egypt.
May: Coup of 22 Floreal.
10 June: Occupation of Malta by France.
1 July: Army of the Orient lands at Marabout (Egypt).
2 July: Assault on Alexandria.
13 July: The battle of Shubra Khit.
21 July: The battle of the Pyramids.
1 August: The battle of the Nile.
2 September: The Sultan declares war on France.
5 September: Conscription begins in France.
21 October: Revolt in Cairo put down.
29 December: The Second Coalition against France formed.


8 February: Siege of El Arish.
19 February: El Arish falls.
1 March: War between Second Coalition and France.
7 March: Storming and massacre of Jaffa.
19 March: Siege of Acre begins.
25 May: Battle of Stockach.
16 April: Battle of Mount Tabor.
20 May: End of siege of Acre, beginning of French retreat from Syria.
4-7 June: First battle of Zurich.
14 June: Bonaparte reaches Cairo.
18 June: Coup of 30 Prairial.
25 July: Battle of Aboukir.
15 August: Battle of Novi.
23 August: Bonaparte sails for France.
27 August: Allies land in Holland under Duke of York.
26-30 September: Second Battle of Zurich.
9 October: Bonaparte lands in France.
9-10 November: Coup of Brumaire, Directory abolished.
10 November: Provisional Consulate established.
19 November: The Duke of York evacuates Holland.
14 December: Bonaparte made First Consul.


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