October 17, 2021

Events in Poland

January 12 - Aleksander Fredro's mother died in a fire in the manor house in Beńkowa Wisznia. February 6 - The Austrians handed over to the neighboring palace in Kielce, which was owned by the state treasury, for the needs of the Kielce diocese. September 20 - Napoleon Bonaparte created the Northern Legions in order to use Poles who had served in the Prussian army so far. October 26 - General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski held talks with Napoleon in Charlottenburg on the creation of a 40,000 Polish Army. November: on the initiative of Józef Wybicki and General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski in Greater Poland, the Greater Poland Uprising against the Prussians broke out. November 3 - Jan Henryk Dąbrowski and Józef Wybicki appealed to Poles to take up arms. November 4 - French troops entered Poznań. November 7 - Greater Poland Uprising: insurgents seized Kalisz. November 14 - General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski began recruitment to the Army of the Duchy of Warsaw. November 27: French troops seized Warsaw, abandoned by the Prussians. Napoleon Bonaparte came to Poznań, together with Dezydery Chłapowski he visited the palace in Konarzewo. December 11 - in the Redoubt Room of the Saski Hotel in Poznań, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte signed a peace treaty between France and Saxony. December 19 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Warsaw. December 23/24 - Napoleonic wars: the victory of the French troops over the Russian troops in the Battle of Czarnowo. December 26 - Napoleonic wars: the battles of Pułtusk and Gołymin.

World events

January 8 - British Cape Colony in South Africa was established. January 9 - Admiral Horatio Nelson is buried in St. Paul in London. January 19 - Great Britain began its occupation of the Cape of Good Hope. February 26 - construction of the triumphal arch began in Paris. March 30 - Joseph Bonaparte became king of Naples. May 13 - The first definition of an alcoholic cocktail appeared in the American magazine The Balance and Columbian Repository. May 30 - the later US president, Andrew Jackson, shot and killed Charles Dickinson, a gunslinger, and was seriously wounded himself. June 5 - Louis Bonaparte became the king of the Batavian Republic transformed into the Kingdom of the Netherlands. June 25 - During the invasion of La Plata, British forces captured the city of Quilmes near Buenos Aires. June 27 - During the invasion of Rio de La Plata, British troops took control of Buenos Aires for a month and a half. July 4 - Napoleonic wars: the victory of the British-Italian troops over the Franco-Polish troops in the Battle of Maida. July 12 - The Rhenish Union of the principalities of western and southern Germany was established under the protectorate of Napoleon. 18 July - The explosion of the gunpowder warehouse in Birgu in the British protectorate of Malta killed around 200 people, including members of British and Maltese military personnel, and civilians in the city. Elements of the city's fortifications, several ship warehouses and many buildings were destroyed. On August 6 - under pressure from Napoleon, Emperor Francis II renounced the title of Holy Roman Emperor and assumed the title of Emperor of Austria as Francis I - the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation ceased to exist. September 9 - 457 people died as a result of a hurricane over the Caribbean island of Dominica. September 23 - the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark ended, the first to reach the Pacific coast by land west through the American continent. October 9: the fourth anti-French coalition was formed. Prussia declared war on France. October 14 - Double Battle of Jena and Auerstedt: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Prussian army in the Battle of Jena, Marshal Louis Nicolas Davout defeated the main battle

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