1790 in Great Britain

1790 in Great Britain

Events from the year 1790 in the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Incumbents

*Monarch - George III of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister - William Pitt the Younger, Tory

Events

* 1 January - 91-mile Coventry to Oxford Canal opened.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 230-231|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
* 30 January - The first boat specialised as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
* 14 March - William Bligh arrives back in Britain with the first report of the Mutiny on the Bounty.
* 16 June28 July - A general election is held, giving Pitt an increased majority.
* 23 June - Alleged London Monster arrested in London: he later receives two years for three assaults.
* 28 June - Forth and Clyde Canal opened.
* 4 July - Third Anglo-Mysore War: In India, Britain allies with the Nizam of Hyderabad against the Mysore.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=341–342]
* 27 July - The Treaty of Reichenbach is signed between Britain, Prussia, Russia and the Dutch Republic allowing Austria to retake the Austrian Netherlands.
* 4 August - Lord North becomes Earl of Guildford upon the death of his father and moves from the House of Commons to the House of Lords. [cite web|url=http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mUtJAAAAMAAJ|title=The History of England: From the Accession to the Decease of King George the Third|pages=572|author=John Adolphus|publisher=John Lee|date=1841|accessdate=2008-02-21]

Publications

* 1 November - Edmund Burke work "Reflections on the Revolution in France". [cite book |title= The Hutchinson Factfinder |publisher= Helicon |year= 1999 |isbn= 1-85986-000-1 ]

Births

* 2 February - William Elford Leach, zoologist and marine biologist (d. 1836)
* 6 September - John Green Crosse, surgeon (d. 1850)
* 21 November - Edmund Lyons, 1st Baron Lyons, admiral (d. 1858)
* 19 December - William Edward Parry, Arctic explorer (d. 1855)

Deaths

* 15 January - John Landen, mathematician (born 1719)
* 20 January - John Howard, prison reformer (born 1726)
* 5 February - William Cullen, physician and chemist (born 1710)
* 4 March - Flora MacDonald, Jacobite (born 1722)
* 16 May - Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, politician (born 1720)
* 21 May - Thomas Warton, poet (born 1728)
* 17 July - Adam Smith, economist and philosopher (born 1723)
* 4 August - Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford, peer and politician (born 1704)
* 24 November - Robert Henry, historian (born 1718)

References

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