Decades: 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s - 1790s - 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s
Years: 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 - 1791 - 1792 1793 1794 1795 1796
January 25 - The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791, splitting the old province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada
March 3 - The United States Mint is created by the United States Congress.
March 4 - Vermont is admitted as the 14th U.S. state.
May 3 - Constitution of third May (first Polish constitution) proclaimed by Polish Sejm (Parliament)
July 14 - The Priestley Riots in Birmingham, England.
December 4 - The first issue of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published.
December 15 - The United States Bill of Rights is passed.
French Revolution (1789-1799)
Year in topic
1791 in literature:
Celestina - Charlotte Turner Smith
A Sicilian Romance - Ann Radcliffe
Adventures of King Richard Coeur-de-Lion - James White
1791 in music
January 15 - Franz Grillparzer, Austrian lyricist (&(+ 1872)
February 21 - John Mercer, chemist and industrialist (+ 1866)
April 27 - Samuel Morse, U.S. inventor
December 26 - Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor of computing machines
Michael Faraday - English scientist
May 9 - Francis Hopkinson, American author and signer of the Declaration of Independence
December 5 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Austrian composer
Heads of state in 1791
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)\n