1793 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1793 in the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1 February - French Revolutionary Wars: The French First Republic declares war on Britain, the Dutch Republic and (soon afterwards) Spain.
- 15 April
- June - The Macartney Embassy, a diplomatic mission to China led by George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, reaches Canton, but will be rebuffed by the Qianlong Emperor.
- 20 July - Scottish explorer Alexander Mackenzie's 1792–1793 Peace River expedition to the Pacific Ocean reaches its goal at Bella Coola, British Columbia, making him the first known person to complete a transcontinental crossing of northern North America.
- 23 August - The Board of Agriculture founded.
- 18 September–18 December - French Revolutionary Wars: Siege of Toulon - Admiral Hood's squadron of Royal Navy ships supporting French Royalists is forced to withdraw from Toulon after a successful siege by Napoleon, taking a number of French ships – including the Lutine – with them.
- 30 September - Bristol Bridge Riot against tolls: 11 people killed and 45 injured.
- 5 October - French Revolutionary Wars: Raid on Genoa - The Royal Navy boards and captures French warships sheltering in the neutral port of Genoa.
- British troops invade the island of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) to suppress a slave rebellion but are forced to withdraw by disease and the army of Toussaint Louverture.
- Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson meets Emma, Lady Hamilton in Naples.
- Westminster Quarters first written, for the bells of a new clock at the Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge, by Prof. Joseph Jowett, probably with Prof. John Randall or William Crotch.
- Lansdown Crescent, Bath, designed by John Palmer, is completed.
- Fritchley Tunnel, the world's oldest surviving railway tunnel is constructed at Fritchley in Derbyshire.
- Thomas Minton establishes his ceramics manufactory, Thomas Minton and Sons, in Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.
- Plymouth Gin Distillery begins production.
- 22 February - Mary Elizabeth Mohl, née Clarke, saloniste (died 1883 in France)
- 3 March - William Charles Macready, actor (died 1873)
- 6 March - William Dick, founder of Edinburgh Veterinary College (died 1866)
- 1 June - Henry Francis Lyte, hymn-writer (died 1847)
- 25 September - Felicia Hemans, poet (died 1835)
- 5 January - John Howie, biographer (born 1735)
- 1 February - William Wildman Shute Barrington, statesman (born 1717)
- 2 February - William Aiton, botanist (born 1731)
- 6 February – Thomas Turner, diarist (born 1729)
- 20 March - William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, judge and politician (born 1705)
- 26 March - John Mudge, physician and inventor (born 1721)
- 29 April - John Michell, scientist (born 1724)
- 11 June - William Robertson, historian (born 1721)
- 26 June - Gilbert White, ornithologist (born 1720)
- 7 October - Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, politician (born 1718)
- 16 October - John Hunter, surgeon (born 1728)
- 18 October - Highflyer, racehorse (born 1774)
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