1793

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July 3, 2022

1793 (MDCCXCIII in Roman numerals) is a year of the 18th century.

Events

The sculptural group of Cupid and Psyche by the Venetian sculptor Antonio Canova is completed. The French Academy of Sciences defines the meter as a unit of measurement of length, seeking a more objective unit of measurement than those that had characterized measurement in previous centuries. Sardinia: the attempt to conquer the island carried out by the French fleet (which appeared in the Gulf of Cagliari in December 1792) is rejected. 2 January: Russia, Prussia and Austria share Poland. January 21: Louis XVI of France is guillotined in Paris after a trial that saw him plead guilty to high treason. February 1: French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. May: during some excavations near the church of Santi Gioacchino e Anna ai Monti, the workers discover the Esquiline treasure, 27 pieces of late Roman silverware. May 21: Vittorio Amedeo III of Savoy approves the Regulations establishing the Gold or Silver medal (medal for Military Valor) to be awarded to non-commissioned officers and troops of the Sardinian Kingdom who have carried out actions of signal value in war. July 22: Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European to make a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico. July 22 - Roanoke Colony: A second group of British settlers arrive on Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, to refound the abandoned colony. August 29 - France: decree abolishing slavery approved. October 16 - France: Queen Marie Antoinette (sister of Joseph II and Leopold II) was guillotined in Paris and her son Luigi Carlo was abandoned to a merciless fate. November 24 - France: the French Revolutionary Calendar enters into force.

Born

There are about 200 rumors about people born in 1793; see the 1793 Born page for a descriptive list or the 1793 Born category for an alphabetical index.

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