Millennium: 2nd millennium
1796 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1796
French Republican calendar4–5
Ab urbe condita2549
Armenian calendar1245
Assyrian calendar6546
Balinese saka calendar1717–1718
Bengali calendar1203
Berber calendar2746
British Regnal year36 Geo. 3 – 37 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2340
Burmese calendar1158
Byzantine calendar7304–7305
Chinese calendar乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
4493 or 4286
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
4494 or 4287
Coptic calendar1512–1513
Discordian calendar2962
Ethiopian calendar1788–1789
Hebrew calendar5556–5557
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1852–1853
 - Shaka Samvat1717–1718
 - Kali Yuga4896–4897
Holocene calendar11796
Igbo calendar796–797
Iranian calendar1174–1175
Islamic calendar1210–1211
Japanese calendarKansei 8
Javanese calendar1722–1723
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4129
Minguo calendar116 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar328
Thai solar calendar2338–2339
Tibetan calendar阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
1922 or 1541 or 769
    — to —
(male Fire-Dragon)
1923 or 1542 or 770
May 10: Battle of Lodi, (Musée de la Révolution française).

1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1796th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 796th year of the 2nd millennium, the 96th year of the 18th century, and the 7th year of the 1790s decade. As of the start of 1796, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






November 17: Battle of Arcole

Date unknown

  • The 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.
  • Robert Burns's version of the Scots poem Auld Lang Syne is first published, in this year's volume of The Scots Musical Museum.
  • Annual British iron production reaches 125,000 tons.
  • Rizla rolling papers established.
  • Shinyukan School, predecessor of Keio Gijyuku University, founded in Nakatsu, Kyushu Island, Japan.[citation needed]


Johann Baptist Streicher born 3 January
Julia Rush Cutler Ward born 5 January
Karl Ernst Claus born 23 January
Jean Reboul born 23 January
Nathaniel Jocelyn born 31 January
Erasmus Engert born 4 February
Léon Talabot born 5 February
John Stevens Henslow born 6 February
Marie-Françoise Perroton born 7 February
Valentín Carderera born 14 February
Pyotr Anjou born 15 February
Frederick William Beechey born 17 February
Gabriel Delafosse born 24 February
Carl Axel Gottlund born 24 February
Louis-Tancrède Bouthillier born 1 March
Orra White Hitchcock born 8 March
Peter Johnson Gulick born 12 March
Georgiana Astley born 16 March
Jakob Steiner born 18 March
Raymond Bonheur born 20 March
Laurent-Joseph-Marius Imbert born 23 March
Zulma Carraud born 24 March
Richard Biddle born 25 March
Jean-Claude Bonnefond born 27 March
Elijah Iles born 28 March
Theodor Brüggemann born 31 March
Date Chikamune born 9 April
Stanisław Jachowicz born 17 April
Princess Maria Ferdinanda of Saxony born 27 April
Walter Henry Medhurst born 29 April
Junius Brutus Booth born 1 May
Arabella Sullivan born 1 May
Colm de Bhailís born 2 May
William H. Prescott born 4 May
Johann Baptist Isenring born 12 May
Vince Stingl born 23 May
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot born 1 June
Eugénie Foa born 10 June
Ang Duong born 12 June
Mary Grimstone born 12 June
Nikolai Brashman born 14 June
Mathilda d'Orozco born 14 June
Carlotta Marchionni born 14 June
Rafael Barišić born 24 June
Ernst Mayer born 24 June
Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg born 28 June
Michael Thonet born 2 July
Maria Martin born 6 July
María Josefa García Granados born 10 July
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot born 16 July
Franz Berwald born 23 July
Lizinska de Mirbel born 26 July
Eliza Henderson Boardman Otis born 27 July
Pavel Stroyev born 27 July
Pakubuwono VII born 28 July
Walter Hunt born 29 July
Mary Euphrasia Pelletier born 31 July
Michael Banim born 5 August
John Torrey born 15 August
Agnes Strickland born 19 August
Dhian Singh born 22 August
James Lick born 25 August
Joanna Quiner born 27 August
Sophia Smith (Smith College) born 27 August
William Hiley Bathurst born 28 August
James Apjohn born 1 September
Peter Fendi born 4 September
Sarah Preston Hale born 5 September
Uriel Crocker born 12 September
Hartley Coleridge born 19 September
Jonathan Smith Green born 29 September
Princess Frederica of Prussia, Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau born 30 September
Louise Swanton Belloc born 1 October
Cornelia Frances Jefferson born 1 October
Thomas T. Fauntleroy (soldier) born 6 October
Anders Retzius born 13 October
Date Narimune born 15 October
Leopold Kupelwieser born 17 October
Remexido born 19 October
Gottfried Osann born 26 October
Ottilie von Goethe born 31 October
Phan Thanh Giản born 11 November
Friederike Funk born 14 November
Henry Dangar born 18 November
Stephan Ludwig Roth born 24 November
Andreas von Ettingshausen born 25 November
Abdollah Mirza Qajar born 25 November
Emilie Zumsteeg born 9 December
George Storrs born 13 December
Lilburn Boggs born 14 December
Fernán Caballero born 25 December
Hugh Lee Pattinson born 25 December
Johann Christian Poggendorff born 29 December













Date unknown



Samuel Huntington
William Chambers (architect)


Ulrika Pasch
George Campbell
David Rittenhouse
Abraham Yates Jr.


Robert Burns


Thomas Reid
Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton

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