1790s in South Africa

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1790s in South Africa
1770s 1780s « 1790s » 1800 1801

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

1791[edit]

1792[edit]

1793[edit]

1795[edit]

  • The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins
  • 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet
  • 18 June Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn
  • The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte
  • A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England
  • 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange
  • The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in
  • The start of free trade was announced

1797[edit]

1798[edit]

  • The first Post Office is established in the Cape Colony
  • The Dutch East India Company is liquidated
  • The first mosque in southern Africa is established in Dorp Street by Tuan Guru
  • A Dutch Reformed Church is founded at Swellendam
  • 22 November Dundas is appointed Governor of the Cape

1799[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

See Years in South Africa for list of References