) was a common year starting on Thursday
(link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar
(or a common year starting on Monday
of the 11-day slower Julian calendar
Events of 1795
January - June
- January 15 - The University of North Carolina (renamed The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963) opens to students, becoming the first state university in the United States.
- January 16 - The French occupy Utrecht, Netherlands.
- January 17 - Revolution breaks out in Amsterdam.
- January 19 - The Batavian Republic is proclaimed.
- January 20 - French troops enter Amsterdam.
- January 21 - The Dutch fleet, frozen in IJsselmeer, is captured by the French 8th Hussards.
- February 7 - The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed.
- April 7 - France adopts the metre as the unit of length.
- April 8 - George, Prince of Wales marries Caroline of Brunswick.
- May 1 - Battle of Nu'uanu: Kamehameha I of the Island of Hawaii defeats the Oahuans, solidifying his control of the major islands of the archipelago and officially founding the Kingdom of Hawaii.
- May 15 - First Coalition: Napoleon I of France enters Milan in triumph.
- May and June - The Battle of Richmond Hill is fought in the colony of New South Wales, between the Darug people and British colonial forces.
- June 5 - The Copenhagen fire of 1795 starts in a naval warehouse.
- June 7 - The Copenhagen fire of 1795 dies out after destroying 941 houses.
- June 8 - The Dauphin, would-be-Louis XVII, dies. Louis XVIII becomes titular king of France (he becomes actual king of France on April 6, 1814).
- June 28 - The French government announces that the heir to the French throne has died of illness (many doubt the statement).
- June 27
- Mary Robinson writes the poem January, 1795.
- British forces land off Quiberon to aid the revolt in Brittany.
- French troops recapture St. Lucia.
July - December
- January 18 - Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Dutch queen (d. 1865)
- February 3 - Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan revolutionary leader, general and statesman (d. 1830)
- February 18 - George Peabody, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1869)
- May 19 - Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1873)
- May 23 - Charles Barry, English architect (d. 1860)
- September 6 - Achille Baraguey d'Hilliers, Marshal of France (d. 1878)
- September 16 - Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer (d. 1870)
- September 18 - Kondraty Ryleyev, russian poet- decembrist.
- October 15 - King Frederick William IV of Prussia (d. 1861)
- October 16 - William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
- October 31 - John Keats, English poet (d. 1821)
- November 2 - James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
- November 12 - Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (d. 1856)
- December 4 - Thomas Carlyle, Scottish writer and historian (d. 1881)
- December 10 - Matthias W. Baldwin, American locomotive manufacturer (d. 1866)
- See also :Category: 1795 births.
- January 3 - Josiah Wedgwood, English potter (b. 1730)
- January 21 - Samuel Wallis, English navigator
- January 26 - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (b. 1732)
- March 4 - John Collins, American politician (b. 1717)
- March 21 - Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (b. 1714)
- April 12 - Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (b. 1710)
- May 7 - Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, French revolutionary leader (executed) (b. 1746)
- May 18 - Robert Rogers (soldier), founder of Rogers Rangers (b. 1731)
- May 19 - Josiah Bartlett, signer of the American Declaration of Independence (b. 1729)
- June 1 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (b. 1744)
- June 8 - King Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
- July 3
- July 9 - Henry Seymour Conway, British general and statesman (b. 1721)
- August 4 - Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (b. 1711)
- August 31 - François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess player (b. 1726)
- October 8 - Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer (b. 1725)
- October 10 - Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (b. 1714)
- November 15 - Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
- December 23 - Henry Clinton, British general (b. 1730)
- December 28 - Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747)
- See also :Category: 1795 deaths.