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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1760s  1770s  1780s  – 1790s –  1800s  1810s  1820s
Years: 1793 1794 179517961797 1798 1799
1796 by topic:
Arts and Sciences
ArchaeologyArchitectureArtLiterature (Poetry) – MusicScience
AustraliaCanadaFranceGreat BritainUnited States
Lists of leaders
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Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Works category
1796 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1796
Ab urbe condita 2549
Armenian calendar 1245
Assyrian calendar 6546
Bahá'í calendar −48 – −47
Bengali calendar 1203
Berber calendar 2746
British Regnal year 36 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2340
Burmese calendar 1158
Byzantine calendar 7304–7305
Chinese calendar 乙卯(Wood Rabbit)
4492 or 4432
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
4493 or 4433
Coptic calendar 1512–1513
Discordian calendar 2962
Ethiopian calendar 1788–1789
Hebrew calendar 5556–5557
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1852–1853
 - Shaka Samvat 1718–1719
 - Kali Yuga 4897–4898
Holocene calendar 11796
Igbo calendar 796–797
Iranian calendar 1174–1175
Islamic calendar 1210–1211
Japanese calendar Kansei 8
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4129
Minguo calendar 116 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2339

1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.




Date unknown

  • Spanish government lifts the restrictions against neutrals trading with the colonies, thus acknowledging Spain's inability to supply the colonies with needed goods and markets.
  • Jane Austen writes her first draft of Pride and Prejudice, under the title First Impressions. The book will not be published until 1813.
  • Robert Burns' version of the Scots poem Auld Lang Syne is first published, in this year's volume of The Scots Musical Museum.[6]
  • Annual British iron production reaches 125,000 tons.




  • Chronology of 1796, mainly relating to Napoleon's campaign in Italy
  1. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 346.  
  2. ^ Tyrrell, Henry Grattan (1911). History of Bridge Engineering. Chicago. pp. 153–154. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  3. ^ Troyano, Leonardo Fernández (2003). Bridge Engineering: a Global Perspective. London: Thomas Telford Publishing. p. 49.  
  4. ^ "Sunderland Wearmouth Bridge". Wearside Online. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Time Team help unearth world's first prisoner of war camp".  
  6. ^ "Robert Burns - Auld Lang Syne".  
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