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Hugh Gough Transfers to the 78Th Regiment

Jun 06, 1795

Hugh Gough transfers to the 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

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Location: Britain



George Lambert is Born

Sep 08, 1795

George Lambert is born

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Location: Britain



The Qianlong Emperor Abdicates

Oct 1795

Minning’s father Prince Yongyan ascends to the thrown of China as the Jiaqing Emperor after his father the Qianlong Emperor decides to abdicate.

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Location: China



Capture of the Cape of Good Hope

Nov 1795

Hugh Gough and his regiment take part in the capture of the Cape of Good Hope

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Location: Southern Africa



Francis Crozier is Born

Sep 17, 1796

Francis Crozier is born in Ireland.

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Location: Britain



George Back is Born

Nov 06, 1796

George Back is born in Stockport.

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Location: Britain



George Burrell joins the British Army

1797

George Burrell joins the British Army as an Ensign in the 15th (East Riding Yorkshire) Regiment, and then promoted to Lieutenant.

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Location: Britain



Humphrey Senhouse joins the Royal Navy

1797

Humphrey Senhouse joins the Royal Navy on board HMS Prince of Wales in the West Indies.

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Location: West Indies



Charles Austen Promoted to Lieutenant

1797

Charles Austen is promoted to Lieutenant

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Location: Britain



Bakht Khan is Born

1797

Bakht Khan is born

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Location: India



Mary Shelley is Born

Aug 30, 1797

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is born the daughter of the famous feminist Mary Wollstonecraft

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Location: Britain



Gordon Bremer Becomes a Cadet

Oct 08, 1797

Gordon Bremer becomes a Cadet at the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth

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Location: Royal Naval College, Portsmouth



Anson is Born

Oct 13, 1797

George Anson is born

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Location: Britain



Anson joins the Army

Oct 13, 1797

George Anson joins the British army as an Ensign of the 3rd (Scots Fusiliers) Guards

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Location: Britain



Kamehameha II is Born

Nov 1797

Kamehameha II is born in Hilo on Hawaii

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Location: Hawaii



John Franklin Goes to Sea

1798

John Franklin signs on as a Volunteer on a merchant ship at age 12, despite his father’s misgivings, after showing an interest in a naval career.

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Location: Britain



William Parker Gets His Command

May 1798

William Parker is appointed acting-Captain of HMS Volage, even though he was not yet even a Lieutenant. She was a French privateer that HMS Melampus had captured.

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Location: Britain



James Hosken is Born

Dec 06, 1798

James Hosken is born in Plymouth. He is the son of a Warrant Officer in the Royal Navy

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Location: Plymouth



Henry William Barnard is Born

1799

Henry William Barnard is born

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Location: Britain



Despard is Commissioned

1799

Henry Despard is commissioned as an Ensign in the 17th Regiment of Foot.

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Location: Britain



Charles Babbage is Sent to School

1799

Charles Babbage is sent to school at Alphington near Exeter in Devon in order to recover from an illness

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Location: Britain



James Dundas joins the Navy

Mar 1799

James Dundas joins the Royal Navy on board HMS Kent

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Location: Britain



William Parker is Promoted to Lieutenant

Sep 05, 1799

William Parker is promoted to Lieutenant, even though he was already acting as a Captain.

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Location: Britain



Napier joins the Navy

Nov 01, 1799

Charles Napier joins the Royal Navy

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Location: Britain



Edward Kendall is Born

1800

Edward Kendall is born

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Location: Britain



John Franklin joins the Navy

Mar 1800

John Franklin joins the Royal Navy as a Volunteer on board HMS Polyphemus. Polyphemus was at sea at the time so he had to wait until she returned to port in the autumn before he could actually join his ship.

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Location: Britain



James Clark Ross is Born

Apr 15, 1800

James Clark Ross is born. He is the nephew of another naval officer and artic explorer Sir John Ross

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Location: Britain



Robert Mccormick is Born

Jul 22, 1800

Robert McCormick is born

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Location: Britain



Helmuth Von Moltke is Born

Oct 26, 1800

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder is born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin to a military family. His father Friedrich Philipp Victor von Moltke was a General in Danmark.

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Location: Danemark



George Byron joins the Royal Navy

Dec 1800

George Byron joins the Royal Navy as a Volunteer

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Location: Portsmouth



Muhammad Ali Goes to Egypt

1801

Muhammad Ali is sent to Egypt to regain control for the Ottoman Empire after Napoleon I's withdrawal from the area. This devolves into a war between the Ottoman Empire and the Mamelukes, who had been ruling the area before Napoleon's invasion. Ali works with both sides, while always positioning himself to gain the support of the general public, until he is able to take complete control.

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Location: Egypt



Mary Clarke Moves to France

1801

After the death of her father Mary Elizabeth Clarke and her entire family move to France

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Location: Paris



Battle of Copenhagen

Apr 02, 1801

John Franklin took part in the Battle of Copenhagen on board HMS Polyphemus as part of Nelson’s squadron.

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Location: Europe



Charles Elliot is Born

Aug 15, 1801

Charles Elliot is born in Dresden, in saxony. He was one of nine children, and educated in Reading School in Reading.

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Location: Europe



William Parker is Promoted to Captain

Oct 09, 1801

Lieutenant William Parker is promoted to Captain. He is appointed to HMS Amazon a part of Nelson's fleet.

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Location: Britain



Kamāmalu is Born

1802

Kamāmalu is born in Kawaihae on Hawaii

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Location: Hawaii



Gordon Bremer Besomes a Midshipman

Apr 02, 1802

Gordon Bremer joins HMS Endymion as a Midshipman

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Location: Britain



Humphrey Senhouse Becomes Lieutenant

Apr 07, 1802

Humphrey Senhouse passes his examination for lieutenant and is appointed to HMS Galgo.

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Location: Britain



Breakout From Cap Français

Nov 22, 1802

Duguay-Trouin was part of a French squadron bound for Santo Domingo, but were blockaded in Cap Français by the Royal Navy. They tried to break out after dark. Guerrière and Duguay-Trouin managed to escape but Duquesne was captured by HMS Vanguard and HMS Tartar.

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Location: France



Admiral Sir Michael Seymour is Born

Dec 03, 1802

Admiral Sir Michael Seymour was born the third son of another Admiral of the same name.

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Location: Britain



Wilson is Born

1803

Archdale Wilson is born

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Location: Britain



Thomas Abernethy is Born

1803

Thomas Abernethy is born at Longside in northeast Scotland

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Location: Britain



Despard's Uncle Sentenced

1803

Henry Despard’s uncle becomes the last person to be sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered after he led an Irish uprising in London.

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Location: Britain



Guan Tianpei joins the Military

1803

Guan Tianpei passes the imperial examination for military service

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Location: China



Wheeler is joins the Bengal Army

1803

Hugh Wheeler is commissioned as a Cadet into the Bengal Army while in Britain

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Location: Britain



James Outram is Born

Jan 29, 1803

James Outram is born in Derbyshire

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Location: Britain



Hugh Gough is Promoted to Major

Jun 25, 1803

Hugh Gough is promoted to Major

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Location: Britain



Nicholas Tomlinson is Born

Jul 02, 1803

Nicholas Tomlinson is born

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Location: Britain



William Hobson joins the Navy

Aug 25, 1803

William Hobson joins the Royal Navy as a Volunteer at age 11.

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Location: Britain



Claude Buckle is Born

Dec 13, 1803

He is the second son of Admiral Matthew Buckle

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Location: Britain



Havelock is Sent to Charterhouse

1804

Henry Havelock is sent to Charterhouse school

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Location: Britain



Charles Austen is Promoted to Commander

Oct 10, 1804

Lieutenant Charles Austen is promoted to Commander and given command of the sloop HMS Indian

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Location: West Indies



James Outram's Father Dies

1805

James Outram's father dies

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Location: Britain



Frank Hastings joins the Royal Navy

1805

Frank Hastings joins the Royal Navy

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Location: Britain



Ibrahim Pasha is Given as a Hostage

1805

After Napoleon's invasion of Egypt had been destabilised Mamluk regime in Egypt Ibrahim Pasha's father was attempting to gain control of the area in a three way civil war between his Albanian mercenaries, the Mamluks and the Ottomans. Ibrahim Pasha is given to the Ottomans as a hostage in order for his father to secure an alliance between them and his own forces.

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Location: Egypt



Wheeler Arrives in India

Apr 1805

Hugh Wheeler arrives in India. He is assigned to the 24th Native Infantry and is promoted to Lieutenant

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Location: India



Muhammad Ali is Born

May 17, 1805

Muhammad Ali is born in Kavala, in Macedonia

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Location: Greece



James Dundas is Promoted to Lieutenant

May 25, 1805

James Dundas is promoted to Lieutenant and joins the fifth-rate HMS Cambrian

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Location: Britain



Ibrahim Pasha is Released

May 28, 1805

Ibrahim Pasha's father is confirmed as the Governor of Egypt under the nominal Suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire. This leads to the release of the hostages that he had sent to the Ottomans including Ibrahim Pasha.

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Location: Egypt



Pringle Stokes joins the Royal Navy

Jun 05, 1805

Pringle Stokes joins the Royal Navy as a Midshipman on HMS Ariadne.

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Location: Britain



Robert Fitzroy is Born

Jul 05, 1805

Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy is born at Amton Hall in Suffolk. He was one of the many descendants of the illegitimate children of Charles II. He was sent to the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth at age 12 and then went into the Royal Navy as a Volunteer at age 14.

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Location: Britain



Gordon Bremer Promoted to Lieutenant

Aug 03, 1805

Gordon Bremer is promoted to Lieutenant on board HMS Captain

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Location: Britain



Battle of Trafalgar

Oct 21, 1805

John Franklin took part in the Battle of Trafalgar as a Midshipman on board HMS Bellerophon.

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Location: Europe



Peché Dyke is Born

Nov 21, 1805

He is the sixth son of Sir Percival Hart Dyke of Lullingstone Castle in Kent.

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Location: Britain



Napier is Promoted to Lieutenant

Nov 30, 1805

Charles Napier is promoted to Lieutenant

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Location: Britain



Qishan joins the Chinese Civil Service

1806

Qishan passes the examination into the Chinese Imperial Civil Service

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Location: China



Isambard Kingdom Brunel is Born

Apr 09, 1806

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is born in Portsmouth were his father had created a block making factory. He was the son of French exile Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Sophia Kingdom.

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Location: Portsmouth



Henry Lawrence is Born

Jun 28, 1806

Henry Montgomery Lawrence is born in Ceylon

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Location: Ceylon



James Dundas is Promoted to Commander

Oct 08, 1806

James Dundas is promoted to Commander and was given command of HMS Rosamond

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Location: Britain



John Richardson the Navy

1807

John Richardson completes his medical training and joins the Royal Navy as a surgeon

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Location: Britain



Heke is Born

1807

Hōne Wiremu Heke Pōkai was born at Pakaraka in the Bay of Islands. His uncle is Te Ruki Kawiti

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Location: Bay Of Islands



Charles Austen Marries

1807

Charles Austen marries Frances Palmer

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Location: Bermuda



Mustafa Iv Assends to the Thrown

May 29, 1807

Mustafa IV assends to the thrown after the abdication of his cousin, Selim III. The abdication crisis had been triggered by a fatwa against Salim III for attempting to curtail the power of the Janissaries. Selim abdicated in favour of his cousin, and would have commited suicide had Mustafa IV not smashed the cup of poison before he could drink it.

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Location: Constantinople



Hugh Gough Marries

Jun 1807

Hugh Gough marries Frances Maria Stephens

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Location: Britain



Giuseppe Garibaldi is Born

Jul 04, 1807

Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi is born in Nice, at that point part of France after being conquered during the revolutionary wars.

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Location: France