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Napoleonic Timeline: 1797

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Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797
Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797
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11 January 1797 – Livorno is evacuated. –  14 January 1797 – Victory of Rivoli. – 16 January 1797 – Battle of La Favorita. – 24 January 1797 – The Austrians leave Bassano. –  31 January 1797 – The armistice signed with the Pope Pius VI is broken.

1st February 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte enters Bologna. – 2 February 1797 – The Austrian General Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser surrenders at Mantua . – 9 February 1797 – Ancona is captured. – 14 February 1797 – Peace conferences begin with the Holy See. – 15 February 1797 – The non-juring French priests are authorized by Napoleon Bonaparte to stay on in the Papal States. –  19 February 1797 – The peace treaty with the Pope is signed at Tolentino. –  20 February 1797 – Reinstatement of the French School in Rome.

9 March 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte's headquarters are moved to Bassano. –  12 March 1797 – Crossing of Piave river and resumption of hostilities. – 16 March 1797 – Battle of Tagliamento. – 19 March 1797 – Capture of Gradisca. – 22 March 1797 – Bonaparte's letter to the magistrates of Trieste so that they may reassure the local population. – 23 March 1797 – Entry in Trieste. – 25 March 1797 – Forty-eight hours are granted to the inhabitants of the county of Goritz for surrendering their firearms. –  26 March 1797 – The city of Trieste finds a military contribution being imposed on it. – 29 March 1797 – Entry in Klagenfurt. –  31 March 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte's peace offers to the Archduke Charles.

1st April 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte addresses a proclamation of friendship to the people of Carinthia. – 5 April 1797 – The government of Venice is required to seize all the funds belonging to the Duke of Modena. – 7 April 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte and the Austrian high command agree on suspension of arms for five days. – 9 April 1797 – Bonaparte threatens the Doge of Venice with war. – 13 April 1797 – Prolongation of the suspension of arms up to April 10th. –  15 April 1797 – Conference at Leoben, with the Austrian plenipotentiaries. –  16 April 1797 – The bishop of Verona declares in the pulpit that it will be meritorious to kill the Jacobins. – 17 April 1797 – The French of the Veronese are massacred. –  18 April 1797 – The preliminaries for peace are signed at Leoben. – 26 April 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte makes his surprise known to General Jean-Victor Perrin a.k.a. Victor of seeing him stay inactive at Treviso.

3 May 1797 – The Minister of France at the Republic of Venice receives from Napoleon Bonaparte the order to leave the city, and the generals the order of treating the troops of the Republic of Venice as the enemy. – 6 May 1797 – The city of Verona must pay an imposition. The Veronese will be desarmed. The fifty main persons in charge of the massacre of the French will be deported to Guyana, except for the nobles, who will be shot down. – 14 May 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte announces a considerable dispatch of funds to the Directory. – 15 May 1797 – Venice is occupied. The Doge flees and is replaced by a provisional municipality. – 16 May 1797 – Signing of a peace treaty with Venice, against heavy contributions. –  19 May 1797 – Romagna is reunited with the Cispadane Republic by Bonaparte's order. –  22 May 1797 – Twelve thousand workers, under the guidance of Filippo Doria, demand reinstatement of democracy and the abolition of the patricial government at Genoa. –  25 May 1797 – Negotiations for peace between Austria and the French Republic begin at Mombello. The Republic is represented by Napoleon Bonaparte and Henri-Jacques-Guillaume Clarke.

6 June 1797 – The Genoa government makes way for a provisional commission. –  7 June 1797 – The list of the members of the provisional government established by Napoleon Bonaparte is handed over to the Doge of Genoa. – 13 June 1797 – Bonaparte describes his conduct to Admiral Jean-Baptiste Perrée, commander of the French navy in the Adriatic. – 14 June 1797 – The Ligurian Republic is proclaimed at Genoa. –  16 June 1797 – The Venetian country gets a new administrative organization from Bonaparte. –  22 June 1797 – The Graubünden Republic solicits Bonaparte in order to obtain his mediation in the crisis which opposes it to the separatist inhabitants of Valtellina. –  23 June 1797 – Joseph-Vincent Dumolard, a member of the Council of Five Hundred, denounces the secret diplomacy of the Directory and its agent Bonaparte. – 29 June 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte proclaims the independence of Lombardy and the installation of an Executive Directory appointed by his order. –  30 June 1797 – Bonaparte sends a letter to the President of the Directory expressing his indignation at Dumolard's motion.

2 July 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte responds favourably to the Graubünden. –  3 July 1797 – In a communication to the Institute, Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord declares that France must strive to increase its power by the acquisition of colonies, and mentions Egypt. –  9 July 1797 – The Cisalpine Republic is proclaimed at Milan . –  14 July 1797 – Solemn celebration of 14 July at Milan, in the presence of Napoleon Bonaparte. – 16 July 1797 – Talleyrand is given the charge of the Ministry of External Affairs. – 20 July 1797 – First issue of the Courrier de l'armée d'Italie, at Milan . – 23 July 1797 – Bonaparte gives the order of raising the Italian battalions. – 24 July 1797 – Talleyrand writes to Bonaparte to inform him of his appointment in the Ministry. – 27 July 1797 – Charles Augereau leaves for Paris, carrying the petitions of the army to the Directory.

3 August 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte suggests to the Pope Pius VI that he should publish a decree stipulating the priests to preach allegiance to the government and consolidate the Constitution. –  5 August 1797 – Bonaparte's letter to Talleyrand, congratulating him on his appointment. –  6 August 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte gets the pension of the sculptor Antonio Canova reinstated. – 9 August 1797 – Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte is sent to carry a few flags taken in the battle of Rivoli to the Directory. – 16 August 1797 – Bonaparte in his turn advises the Directory on the annexation of Egypt, in order to destroy England. – 22 August 1797 – He goes to Udino for the peace negotiations with Austria. – 24 August 1797 – At Padova, Bonaparte announces that the city will be reunited with the Cisalpine Republic. – 25 August 1797 – Bonaparte demands a contribution from the city of Treviso. – 31 August 1797 – Beginning of peace negotiations with Austria.

4 September 1797 – The directorial coup d'état of the 18 fructidor takes place in Paris. –  6 September 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte learns of this event from Talleyrand. – 10 September 1797 – Bonaparte orders that the anniversary of the foundation of the Republic (September 22nd) be celebrated in the army. –  12 September 1797 – A new letter to Talleyrand. – 13 September 1797 – Bonaparte informs Talleyrand about the projects that he is making as regards Egypt. –  15 September 1797 – Arrest and execution of bandits in Milan whose chief had named himself Buonaparte, and others had taken on the names of Masséna, Augereau and other generals. –  19 September 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte demands of Talleyrand that Sieyès comes to Italy in order to provide Genoa and the Cisalpine Republic with a constitution. –  22 September 1797 – Bonaparte addresses a proclamation to the army, on the occasion of the function to celebrate the anniversary of the Republic. – 23 September 1797 – Bonaparte congratulates François de Neufchâteau and Merlin de Douai on their entry to the Directory.

6 October 1797 – Letter from Napoleon Bonaparte to the general treasurer of the army, Haller, soliciting funds. – 7 October 1797 – Bonaparte announces to Talleyrand that he is highly desirous of reaching at a peace agreement. – 10 October 1797 – He sends an account to the Directory of the peace conditions that he has agreed to. –  17 October 1797 – The peace treaty is signed at Campo-Formio. – 18 October 1797 – Bonaparte proposes to Talleyrand that the government must devote its activity towards the destruction of England. – 26 October 1797 – The Campo-Formio treaty is ratified by the Directory. The chief command of the Army of England is entrusted to Napoleon Bonaparte. – 27 October 1797 – Bonaparte is designated as the plenipotentiary of the French Republic in view of the Rastadt Congress.

7 November 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte reorganizes the Ionian Islands which become the departments of Corcyre (Corfu), Ithaca and the Aegean Sea. –  9 November 1797 – He orders Haller to put funds into the cash fund for the England expedition. –  11 November 1797 – He addresses a proclamation to the Cisalpine people on the occasion of his departure. – 17 November 1797 – Bonaparte leaves for Rastadt. – 20 November 1797 – At Chambéry, he issues and order imposing a considerable contribution to the departments of Mont-Blanc, Isère, Drôme, Ain, the Hautes-Alpes and the Rhône. –  21 November 1797 – In Geneva, Bonaparte promises the authorities that he will abide by the independence of their republic. – 26 November 1797 – Arrival at Rastadt (or Rastatt). – 28 November 1797 – The congress opens. Stormy encounter between Bonaparte and Fersen, delegate from Sweden, who is reproached by Bonaparte for earlier relations with Queen Marie-Antoinette.

1st December 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte leaves Rastadt after signing an agreement for the removal of troops. – 3 December 1797 – He is received by a Masonic Lodge at Nancy. – 5 December 1797 – Arrival at Paris. – 6 December 1797 – Fisrt interview with Talleyrand. – 10 December 1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte is solemnly received at the Palais du Luxembourg. –  25 December 1797 – He is elected to the Institute, to fill in Lazare Carnot's seat, which had been declared vacant.

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  • mercredi 29 janvier 2014 à 01h22, by George Lane Campbell (Converse, Texas, USA)

    The article needs more information to explain some items, such as what are the "Graubuenden"? It presumes too much knowledge on the part of the reader.

    In July, there is mention of "lifting battalions", but the correct expression in English is "raising" battalions.

    Unfortunately, this comment page is separate from the text, so that I cannot more accurately help you. Try to connect them so as to tie them together better.
    Thank you for your efforts. Merci!
  • samedi 8 février 2014 à 23h06

    Thank you for your help and suggestions.

    For now, lifting battalions fled before raising ones :-)

    We are thinking about your other remarks.
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