1794 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1794 in the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 12 March - Rebuilt Theatre Royal, Drury Lane opens in London.
- 23 March - British troops capture Martinique from the French.
- 19 April - Britain signs a treaty of alliance with Prussia and the Netherlands against France.
- 21 April - British troops seize Guadeloupe but the French regain control on 7 June.
- 8 May - Robert Burns' song Scots Wha Hae published in the Morning Chronicle.
- 14 May - Hambletonian wins his first race. He will win every subsequent race he finishes in his career.
- 1 June - Glorious First of June: A British victory over the French in the first major naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 4 June - British troops capture Port-au-Prince in Haiti from the French.
- 12 July - Horatio Nelson loses his right eye during a military operation in Corsica.
- 21 August - British troops capture Corsica following the bombardment by Nelson.
- 29 August - The Jesuit school Stonyhurst College relocates to England.
- September - Popgun plot: alleged conspiracy to assassinate King George III with a poisoned dart.
- 28 September - Britain allies with Russia and Austria against France.
- 19 November - The United States and Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to clear up some issues left over from the American Revolutionary War.
- Erasmus Darwin's Zoönomia published, anticipating later theories of evolution.
- Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason published.
- Mrs Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho published.
- Uvedale Price's Essay on the Picturesque, As Compared With The Sublime and The Beautiful published.
- First issue of The Gallery of Fashion which becomes influential in disseminating developments in women's fashion.
- St Mary's College is established at Old Oscott, near Birmingham, the first Roman Catholic seminary in England since the Reformation.
- The music of the Welsh march Men of Harlech is first published (without words) as Gorhoffedd Gwŷr Harlech—March of the Men of Harlech in the second edition of The Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards.
- 17 May - Anna Brownell Jameson, writer (died 1860)
- 24 May - William Whewell, scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (died 1866)
- 14 July - John Gibson Lockhart, writer and editor (died 1854)
- 28 July - Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury (died 1868)
- 30 August - John Rennie the Younger, civil engineer (died 1874)
- 16 January - Edward Gibbon, historian (born 1737)
- 31 January - Mariot Arbuthnot, admiral (born 1711)
- 18 April - Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (born 1714)
- 27 April - Sir William Jones, philologist (born 1746)
- 18 June - James Murray, military officer and administrator (born 1721)
- 13 July - James Lind, pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy (born 1716)
- 17 July - John Roebuck, inventor (born 1718)
- 6 August - Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, politician (born 1714)
- 21 October - Francis Light, founder of the British colony of Penang (born 1740)
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- Downing, Sarah Jane (2010). Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen. Oxford: Shire Publications. ISBN 978-0-7478-0767-4.
- Fuld, James J. (2000). The Book of World-famous Music: classical, popular, and folk (5th ed.). Dover. p. 394.