1803 in France


1803 in France

"See also:"
1802 in France,
other events of 1803,
1804 in France.

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Events from the year 1803 in France.

Events

*30 January - Monroe and Livingston sail for Paris to discuss, and possibly buy, New Orleans: they end completing the Louisiana Purchase.
*30 April - Louisiana Purchase made by the United States from France.
*May - Napoleon I of France begins making preparations to invade England.
*18 May - The United Kingdom redeclares war on France, after French refuse to withdraw from Dutch territory.
*5 July - Convention of Artlenburg, the surrender of the Electorate of Hanover to Napoleon's army.
*18 November - Haitian Revolution: Battle of Vertières, decisive Haitian victory over the French colonial army.

Births

January to June

*3 March - Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, painter (d.1860).
*15 March - Alexandre Boreau, pharmacist and botanist (d.1875).
*7 April - Flora Tristan, socialist writer and activist (d.1844).
*24 May - Charles Lucien Bonaparte, naturalist and ornithologist (d.1857).

July to December

*22 July - Eugène Isabey, painter, draftsman, and printmaker (d.1886).
*24 July - Adolphe Adam, composer and music critic (d.1856).
*8 September - Léon Faucher, politician and economist (d.1854).
*12 September - Julien Auguste Pélage Brizeux, poet (d.1858).
*13 September - Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard, caricaturist (d.1847).
*23 September - Jacques Crétineau-Joly, journalist and historian (d.1875).
*28 September - Ferdinand Berthier, deaf educator, intellectual and political organiser (d.1886).
*28 September - Prosper Mérimée, dramatist, historian and archaeologist (d.1870).
*11 December - Hector Berlioz, composer (d.1869).
*24 December - Jean-Rémy Bessieux, founder of Roman Catholic mission in Gabon and first Bishop there (d.1876).

Full date unknown

*Jean Étienne Bercé, entomologist (d.1879).
*Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès, politician (d.1878).
*Hélène Jegado, domestic servant and serial killer, executed (d.1852).

Deaths

January to June

*18 January - Sylvain Maréchal, essayist, poet and philosopher (b.1750).
*29 January - La Clairon, actress (b.1723).
*9 February - Jean François de Saint-Lambert, poet (b.1716).
*11 February - Jean-François de La Harpe, playwright, writer and critic (b.1739).
*16 February - Louis René Édouard, cardinal de Rohan, Cardinal (b.1734).
*20 February - Marie Dumesnil, actress (b.1713).
*24 April - Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, painter (b.1749).
*April - Louis François Antoine Arbogast, mathematician (b.1759).
*6 June - Louis Gallodier, ballet dancer and choreographer (b. c1734).

July to December

*16 August - Gabriel Sénac de Meilhan, writer (b.1736).
*5 September - François Devienne, composer and flautist (b.1759).
*5 September - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, General and novelist (b.1741).
*7 October - Pierre Vachon, composer (b.1731).
*12 October - Jacques Gamelin, painter and engraver (b.1738).
*7 November - Pierre Brugière, priest and Jansenist (b.1730).

Full date unknown

*Louis-Antoine Caraccioli, writer, poet, historian and biographer (b.1719).
*Antoine Guenée, priest and Christian apologist (b.1717).
*Madame de Marsan, Royal children's governess (b.1720).

References


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