This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018
On This Day

1798

Events

May 27, 1798

The Battle of Oulart...
The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland. The Battle of Oulart Hill took place on 27 May 1798 when a rebel gathering of 1,000 annihilated a detachment of militia sent from Wexford town to stamp out the spreading rebellion in county Wexford.
battle, Oulart Hill, Ireland

June 21, 1798

The British Army defeats...
The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill. The Battle of Vinegar Hill was an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 on 21 June 1798 when over 15,000 British soldiers launched an attack on Vinegar Hill outside Enniscorthy, County Wexford, the largest camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irish rebels. It marked a turning point in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, as it was the last attempt by the rebels to hold and defend ground against the British military. The battle was actually fought in two locations: on Vinegar Hill itself and in the streets of nearby Enniscorthy.
Irish Rebellion of 1798, battle, Vinegar Hill

Births

April 3, 1798
Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes was an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Although credited with several "firsts", his behavior led to two convictions at court-martial.
June 14, 1798
Frantisek Palacky

František Palacký was a Czech historian and politician, the most influential person of the Czech National Revival, called "Father of the Nation".
June 29, 1798
Giacomo Leopardi

Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.
December 24, 1798
Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish (Polish-Lithuanian) poet, publisher and political writer of the Romantic period.

Deaths

June 4, 1798
Giacomo Casanova

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.
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