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Events from the year 1769 in France.
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History of France • Timeline • Years
- Monarch: Louis XV
- 16 March – Louis Antoine de Bougainville returns to Saint-Malo, following a three-year circumnavigation of the world with the ships La Boudeuse and Étoile, with the loss of only seven out of 330 men; among the members of the expedition is Jeanne Baré, the first woman known to have circumnavigated the globe (she returns to France some time after Bougainville and his ships).
- 8 May – Battle of Ponte Novu begins between royal French forces and the native Corsicans.
- 9 May – Battle of Ponte Novu ends, marking the end of the Corsican War and paving the way for French dominance over the island.
- 23 October – Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot demonstrates a steam-powered artillery tractor (or 'automobile').
January to JuneEdit
- 1 January – Marie-Louise Lachapelle, midwife (died 1821).
- 10 January – Michel Ney, Marshal of France (died 1815).
- 31 January – André-Jacques Garnerin, inventor of the frameless parachute (died 1823).
- 1 March – François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, general (died 1796).
- 9 March – Adélaïde Binart, neoclassical painter (died 1832).
- 29 March – Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Marshal General of France and three times Prime Minister of France (died 1851).
- 10 April – Jean Lannes, general (mortally wounded in battle) (died 1809).
- 13 April – Charles Mathieu Isidore Decaen, general (died 1832).
- 21 April – Alexandre-Antoine Hureau de Sénarmont, artillery general (died 1810).
- 25 April – Marc Isambard Brunel, engineer (died 1849 in the United Kingdom).
July to DecemberEdit
- 29 July – Louis-Benoît Picard, playwright (died 1828).
- 15 August – Napoleon Bonaparte, military and political leader (died 1821 in Saint Helena).
- 23 August – Georges Cuvier, naturalist and zoologist (died 1832).
- 10 October – Augustin Alexandre Darthé, Revolutionary (executed 1797).
- 28 December – Auguste Hilarion, comte de Kératry, poet, novelist, historian and politician (died 1859).
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- 5 April – Marc-Antoine Laugier, Jesuit priest and architectural theorist (born 1713).
- 01 August – Jean-Baptiste Chappe d'Auteroche, astronomer (born 1722).
- 23 September – Michel Ferdinand d'Albert d'Ailly, astronomer (born 1714).
- 3 November – Diane Adélaïde de Mailly, third of the five de Nesle sisters (born 1713).
- "A Concise History of the Traction Engine". Steam Up. Retrieved 15 October 2014.