1797 in France
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Events from the year 1797 in France.
- 14 January-15 January - Battle of Rivoli, decisive French victory over Austria.
- 19 February - Treaty of Tolentino signed between France and the Papal States.
- 22 February - The Last invasion of Britain begins. French forces under the command of American Colonel William Tate land near Fishguard in Wales.
- 25 February - Tate surrenders at Fishguard.
- 17 April - Treaty of Leoben, preliminary accord between France and Austria.
- 18 April - Battle of Neuwied, French victory over Austria.
- 20 April - Battle of Diersheim, French victory over Austrian forces.
- 12 May - France conquers Venice, ending the 1100 years of independence of the city.
- 17 October - Treaty of Campo Formio signed between France and Austria.
- 17 December - Napoleon leads a successful French charge against Fort l'Aiguilette to secure Toulon.
- 27 March - Alfred de Vigny, poet, playwright, and novelist (died 1863).
- 16 April - Adolphe Thiers, politician, historian and Prime Minister of France (died 1877).
- 27 April - Jean Victoire Audouin, naturalist, entomologist and ornithologist (died 1841).
- 10 September - Benjamin Nicolas Marie Appert, philanthropist (died 1847).
- 6 November - Gabriel Andral, pathologist (died 1876).
- 11 February - Antoine Dauvergne, composer and violinist (born 1713).
- 17 May - Michel-Jean Sedaine, dramatist (born 1719).
- 27 May
- 18 November - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, shipbuilder and merchant (born 1719).