1790   Discovery of contact electricity by Galvani
1790   Prussia mobilises in Silesia, threatening Austria. Britain opposes this
13 Feb 1790   Religious orders (except for those engaged in teaching or charitable work) suppressed in France
20 Feb 1790   Emperor Joseph II dies in Vienna, accession of Leopold II
6 May 1790   J. A. H. de Guibert dies in Paris
11 Jun 1790   Rising in Avignon (ruled directly by Pope) expels papal administration. Avignon petitions for reunion with France.
19 Jun 1790   Titles of hereditary nobility abolished in France
12 Jul 1790   Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
14 Jul 1790   G. E. von Loudon dies in Neutitschein
14 Jul 1790   First Fête de la fédération
17 Jul 1790   Adam Smith dies in Edinburgh
20 Jul 1790   Convention of Reichenbach: Prussia feels thwarted by Britain, and begins to seek other allies
Aug? 1790   Prussian envoy sent to Paris to seek alliance with the French government
10 Aug 1790   Authority over the French military passes directly to the National Convention.
Sep 1790   Prussian envoy sent to Vienna to seek an alliance. It was proposed that Austria should take French Flanders, and Prussia the duchies of Jülich and Berg, whose rulers were to be compensated with parts of Alsace
4 Sep 1790   Resignation of Necker.
29 Oct 1790   Josephine arrives in Toulon after visiting Martinique with Hortense
Nov 1790   Publication of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France.
27 Nov 1790   Decree imposing civic oath on French clergy.
26 Dec 1790   King Louis sanctions the clerical oath.

Amur leopards

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