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  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Mar 9, 1796

    Napoleon

    Napoleon married Joséphine de Beauharnais

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Mar 9, 1796

    Napoleon was romantically involved with Joséphine de Beauharnais, the former mistress of Barras. The couple married on 9 March 1796 in a civil ceremony.




  • Italy
    Friday Mar 11, 1796

    Napoleon

    Bonaparte left Paris to take command of the Army of Italy

    Italy
    Friday Mar 11, 1796

    Two days after the marriage, Bonaparte left Paris to take command of the Army of Italy.




  • Mantua, Italy
    Monday Jul 4, 1796

    Napoleon

    Siege of Mantua

    Mantua, Italy
    Monday Jul 4, 1796

    The French then focused on the Austrians for the remainder of the war, the highlight of which became the protracted struggle for Mantua. The Austrians launched a series of offensives against the French to break the siege, but Napoleon defeated every relief effort, scoring victories at the battles of Castiglione, Bassano, Arcole, and Rivoli.




  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 19, 1796

    George Washington

    Farewell Address

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 19, 1796

    On September 19, 1796, David Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser published the final version of the address.




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