October 1799 in history

October 1799 events chronologically

Oct 9 Sinking of HMS Lutine with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000
Oct 12 Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse was the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute, from an altitude of 900 meters

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1799

Oct 12 Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville a French entomologist.
Oct 15 François-Auguste Biard a French genre painter.
Oct 16 Isaac Murphy the first Reconstruction Governor of Arkansas, and came to power under President Abraham Lincoln's conciliatory policy.
Oct 18 Christian Friedrich Schönbein best known for inventing the fuel cell and his discoveries of guncotton and ozone.
Oct 20 Heinrich Christian Macklot a German naturalist.
Oct 26 Simonas Stanevičius a Lithuanian writer and an activist of the "Samogitian Revival", an early stage of the Lithuanian National Revival.
Oct 30 Ignace Bourget a French-Canadian Roman Catholic priest who held the title of Bishop of Montreal from 1840 to 1876. Born in Lévis, Quebec in 1799, Bourget entered the clergy at an early age, undertook several courses of religious study, and in 1837 was named co-adjutor bishop of the newly created bishopric of Montreal. Following the death of Jean-Jacques Lartigue in 1840, Bourget became Bishop of Montreal

Died in October 1799

Oct 6 William Withering an English botanist, geologist, chemist, physician and the discoverer of digitalis.
Oct 9 Pierre Pigneau de Behaine a French Catholic priest best known for his role in assisting Nguyễn Ánh to establish the Nguyễn Dynasty in Vietnam after the Tây Sơn rebellion.
Oct 16 Veerapandiya Kattabomman a courageous 18th-century Palayakarrar chieftain from Panchalankurichi of Tamil Nadu, India. His ancestors migrated to Tamil Nadu from Kandukur area of Prakasam district in present day Andhra Pradesh during the Vijayanagara period. Also known as Kattabomma Nayakkar he was among the earliest to oppose British rule in these regions. He waged a war with the British six decades before the Indian War of Independence occurred in the Northern parts of India. He was captured and hanged in 1799 His fort was destroyed and his wealth was looted by the British army. Today his native village Panchalankurichi in present day Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu is a historically important site. Some polygars families also migrated to vedal village in Kanchipuram District, India
Oct 16 Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick a Belgian classical composer. He was born in Liège. He studied music in Naples. By 1780 Gresnick was working in Lyons and, after visiting Berlin and London, he moved in 1794 to Paris where he died in 1799. He is chiefly remembered for writing opera buffa, of which he wrote at least twenty-three
Oct 17 Louis Claude Cadet de Gassicourt a French chemist who synthesised the first organometalic compound.
Oct 24 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf an Austrian composer, violinist and silvologist.
Oct 29 Domenico Cirillo an Italian physician, entomologist, botanist and patriot.