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Ephemeris - August

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  • 1st August
    1. 1798 : First day of the naval battle of Aboukir.
    1. 1808 : Evacuation of Madrid by French troops.
  • 2 August
    1. 1798 : Second day of the naval battle of Aboukir.
    1. 1802 : Proclamation of the consulate for life by the Senate.
    1. 1804 : End of counting of the results of the plebiscite on the Empire: 3 572 329 yes, 2579 no.
    1. 1805 : Villeneuve joins the Spanish fleet of Ferrol in La Corunna.
    1. 1806 : Abolition of feudalism in the kingdom of Naples.
  • 3 August
    1. 1796 : Massena's victory in Lonato.
    1. 1814 : Arrival of Mrs. Mother at the island of Elba.
  • 4 August
    1. 1802 : The Constitution of year VIII is overhauled by Senatus-consultum for adapt to the Consulate for life.
  • 5 August
    1. 1796 : Augereau's victory at Castiglione.
    1. 1801 : An attack on the port of Boulogne by Nelson is repulsed.
    1. 1808 : Half of the French forces of Germany are sent to Spain by order of Napoleon.
  • 6 August
    1. 1794 : Arrest of Napoleon Bonaparte, after the fall of Robespierre.
    1. 1806 : Francis II renounces the title of Emperor of Germany.
  • 7 August
    1. 1806 : Lords Lauderdale and Yarmouth present the draft of a Franco-English peace treaty. Napoleon awaits ratification of the Franco-Russian that Oubril signed by July 20 before agreeing.
    1. 1810 : Lucien Bonaparte sails for the United States.
  • 8 August
    1. 1809 : Victory of Soult and Mortier against the Spaniards in Puente del Arzobispo.
  • 9 August
    1. 1805 : Accession of Austria to the Anglo-Russian Convention of Saint-Petersburg.
    1. 1807 : Talleyrand leaves the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • 10 August
    1. 1812 : Joseph Bonaparte has to flee Madrid.
  • 11 August
    1. 1809 : Victory for Victor and Sebastiani on the Spaniards in Almonacid.
    1. 1813 : Denunciation of the Armistice of Pleiswitz. Joining of the Austrians and the Prussians.
  • 12 August
    1. 1800 : Installation of a commission to develop the civil code.
    1. 1812 : Wellington enters Madrid.
    1. 1813 : Austria receives 500 000 pounds sterling and declares war to France.
  • 13 August
    1. 1802 : The law establishes conscription into the Italian Republic.
    1. 1808 : The Spanish army enters Madrid.
  • 14 August
    1. 1812 : Passage of the River Dnieper. Fight of Krasnoi.
  • 15 August
    1. 1769 : Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte.
    1. 1801 : Nelson meets with a new failure to Boulogne.
    1. 1806 : Laying the foundation stone of the arch of triumph de l'Etoile.
    1. 1810 : Inauguration of the Vendome column.
  • 16 August
    1. 1803 : Opening of the museum of statues in the Louvre.
    1. 1804 : Francis II, Emperor of the Holy Germanic Empire, takes the hereditary title of Emperor of Austria, under the name of Francis I..
    1. 1812 : Battle of Smolensk.
  • 17 August
    1. 1812 : Evacuation of Smolensk by the Russians.
    1. 1813 : Moreau, appointed Field Marshal by Alexander I, joins the Allied armies.
  • 18 August
    1. 1807 : Appointment of Jerome Bonaparte as King of Westphalia.
  • 19 August
    1. 1807 : Napoleon removes the Tribunate.
  • 20 August
    1. 1794 : Bonaparte is released after two weeks of captivity, resulting from the fall of Robespierre.
    1. 1805 : Villeneuve arrives at Cadiz.
  • 21 August
    1. 1808 : Junot is defeated at Vimiero.
    1. 1810 : Election of Bernadotte to the throne of Sweden.
  • 22 August
    1. 1798 : Creation of the Institute of Egypt.
    1. 1799 : Bonaparte leaves Egypt.
  • 23 August
    1. 1813 : Defeat of Oudinot in front of Bernadotte, at Gross Beeren.
  • 24 August
    1. 1814 : The English take the city of Washington and burns it.
  • 25 August
    1. 1805 : Napoleon learns that Villeneuve took refuge in Cadiz. The proposed invasion of England becomes impractical.
  • 26 August
    1. 1813 : Battle of Dresden.
  • 27 August
    1. 1802 : Meeting of the island of Elba to France.
    1. 1805 : Closure of the camp of Boulogne.
    1. 1812 : Soult evacuates Seville and Andalusia.
    1. 1813 : Battle of Dresden (continued). Retreat of Blücher. Death of Moreau.
  • 28 August
    1. 1811 : Poor harvests leads to the creation of a board of provisions, designed to cope with threats of shortages food.
  • 29 August
    1. 1812 : Entry in Wiazma. Appointment of General Kutuzov as commander of Russian troops.
  • 30 August
    1. 1808 : Convention of Cintra signed by Junot with the English. Evacuation of Portugal.
    1. 1812 : Signature of a treaty of alliance between Russia and Sweden.
  • 31 August
    1. 1801 : General Menou in Alexandria sign the capitulation of the French forces in Egypt.
    1. 1813 : Soult is defeated at Irun.
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