1795 in Great Britain

1795 in Great Britain

Events from the year 1795 in the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Incumbents

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

Events

* 8 April - The Marriage of George, Prince of Wales to Caroline of Brunswick.
* 23 April - Former Governor-General of India Warren Hastings acquitted by the House of Lords of misconduct.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=345–346]
* 25 August - British forces capture Trincomalee in Ceylon.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 234-235|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
* September to October - Riots over shortages of bread in many towns across Britain.
* 16 September - British forces capture Cape Town from the Netherlands.
* 28 September - The Alliance of St Petersburg formed between Britain, Russia and Austria against France.
* 2 October - British forces capture Ile d'Yeu, off the coast of Brittany.
* 29 October - King George pelted with stones by an angry mob as bread riots continue.
* November - Parliament passes two acts, the Treasonable Practices Act and the Seditious Meetings Act prohibiting meetings of more than 50 people.
* 13 December - A meteorite fell at Wold Newton, a hamlet in Yorkshire.

Undated

* Construction of the Bank of England begins.
* A tax on hair-powder quickly ends the fashion for powdering hair.
* London Missionary Society founded.

Births

* 24 January - John Buonarotti Papworth, architect (died 1847)
* 5 April - Henry Havelock, general (died 1857)
* 26 May - Thomas Noon Talfourd, judge and author (died 1854)
* 13 June - Thomas Arnold, historian and schoolmaster (died 1842)
* 11 August - Elizabeth Sackville-West, Countess De La Warr, peeress (died 1870)
* 13 September - Julius Charles Hare, theological writer (died 1855)
* 24 October - Edwin Norris, philologist, linguist and orientalist (died 1872)
* 31 October - John Keats, poet and leading figure of the Romantic movement (died 1821)
* 10 November - Walter Geikie, painter (died 1837)
* 10 December - Sir George Burns, 1st Baronet, shipping magnate (died 1890)
* 12 December - Jack Russell, dog breeder (died 1883)

Unknown dates

* Edwin Beard Budding, inventor (died 1846)
* William Heath, artist (died 1840)
* George Meikle Kemp, architect (died 1844)
* William Forster Lloyd, economist (died 1852)
* Zephaniah Williams, chartist (died 1874)

Deaths

* 3 January - Josiah Wedgwood, potter (born 1730)
* 21 January - Samuel Wallis, explorer (born 1728)
* 9 March - John Walsh, scientist (born 1726)

Unknown dates

* Jerry Abershawe, highwayman (born 1773)
* James Craig, architect (born 1744)

References

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