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Napoleonic Timeline: 1798

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Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798
Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798
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4 January 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte is received at the Institute. –  12 January 1798 – He makes a presentation to the Directory on an invasion plan of England. – 21 January 1798 – Bonaparte attends the commemoration of the execution of King Louis XVI.

14 February 1798 – Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord reads a report on the issue of Egypt to the Directory. – 15 February 1798 – The French army under Louis-Alexandre Berthier enters Rome PICTURE. – 20 February 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte is back in Paris. –  23 February 1798 – A report by Bonaparte rejects the idea of making a descent in England. His advice is to conclude peace with it.

5 March 1798 – The Directory decides on the conquest of Egypt, under General Napoleon Bonaparte.

12 April 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte is appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Orient.

4 May 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte leaves Paris for Toulon. –  19 May 1798 – The fleet transporting the Army of the Orient (37,000 men) gets underway for Egypt.

10 June 1798 – Stopover in front of Malta. – 12 June 1798 – Capitulation of La Valette, the capital of the island. –  13 June 1798 – End of the conquest. –  14 June 1798 – Destruction of the Order of Saint-Jean of Jerusalem. Two thousand barbaric slaves are freed. – 17 June 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte informs the Directory of the capture of Malta. –  30 June 1798 – Bonaparte writes to the pasha of Egypt for inviting him to join forces with him.

1str July 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte lands in Egypt, near Alexandria. – 2 July 1798 – Bonaparte enters Alexandria PICTURE. Proclamation to the people of Egypt asking them not to support the Mamelukes. –  13 July 1798 – First victory, at Chobrakit. – 21 July 1798 – Victory of Pyramids. –  22 July 1798 – Bonaparte writes to the notables of Cairo demanding their submission. – 25 July 1798 – He enters Cairo. – 30 July 1798 – Bonaparte orders the disarmament of the inhabitants of Alexandria, on pain of capital punishment. –  31 July 1798 – Bonaparte decides to disarm the inhabitants of Cairo.

1st-2 August 1798 – Naval defeat of Abukir (Battle of the Nile). – 8 August 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte embarks on the pursuit of Ibrahim. –  16 August 1798 – Marriage of Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte and Désirée Clary, ex-fiancee of Napoleon Bonaparte. –  22 August 1798 – Creation by Bonaparte of the Institute of Egypt. – 25 August 1798 – Bonaparte gets a village whose inhabitants assassinated sixteen Frenchmen looted and burnt. – 29 August 1798 – First issue of the Courrier de l'Égypte, founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in Cairo.

4 September 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte imposes the tricoloured flag and cockade. – 6 September 1798 – Seid Mohammed el-Koraïm, a high dignitary of Cairo, is shot down for having betrayed the Republic after having sworn loyalty to it. His head is paraded on the streets. – 16 September 1798 – Sale of the confiscated diamonds, gold coins and precious fabrics. –  22 September 1798 – Celebration of the foundation of the French Republic. – 25 September 1798 – Bonaparte demands funds from the appropriator of funds Poussielgue. – 26 September 1798 – Bonaparte orders General Dugua to disarm the population, arrest the suspects and take hostages. – 27 September 1798 – He enjoins the governor of Cairo to get two spies beheaded.

6 October 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte demands more severity of General Vial. –  9 October 1798 – Fresh admonishment to Poussielgue. – 21 October 1798 – Revolt of the population of Cairo PICTURE: death of General Dominique-Martin Dupuy. – 22 October 1798 – Abolition of the Grand Divan of Cairo. –  23 October 1798 – To Berthier: Bonaparte orders the execution of all the prisoners who were caught with weapons in their hands. –  28 October 1798 – Bonaparte writes to Louis Charles Antoine Desaix to inform him that everything is perfectly calm and quiet and in order. –  30 October 1798 – Bonaparte inaugurates a concert-garden in Cairo. He makes the acquaintance of Pauline Fourès, the wife of one of his officers.

18 December 1798 – Pauline Fourès's husband returns to France carrying dispatches to the Directory. – 19 December 1798 – The monks of Mount Sinai are exempt from all duties and tributes and get total freedom of worship. This is so, due to respect for Moses and the Jewish nation. – 21 December 1798 – Reinstatement of the Grand Divan of Cairo.

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