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1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar).
- 7 March - French forces invade the Papal States and establish the Roman Republic
- April 7 - The Mississippi Territory is organized from territory ceded by Georgia and South Carolina and is later twice expanded to include disputed territory claimed by both the U.S. and Spain
- April 26 - France annexes Geneva
- May 24 - Irish nationalists launch bloody rebellion against British occupation.
- June 12 - French take Malta
- June 13 - Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is founded.
- July 1 - Napoleon's troops land on Egypt
- July 7 - Quasi-War: The U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'
- July 11 - The United States Marine Corps was (re-?)established.
- July 14 - The Alien and Sedition Acts become United States law making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government
- July 21 - Napoleon defeats Mameluke forces near the Pyramids
- July 24 - Napoleon occupies Cairo
- August 1 - Horatio Nelson defeats the French navy under Admiral Brueys at the Battle of the Nile. Nelson himself is wounded on the head
- August 22 - French troops land at Killala in County Mayo to assist Irish rebellion.
- September 18 - Lyrical Ballads published anonymously by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth
- first (anonymous) publication of An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
- Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Scientific Editor, Astronomer, begins editing journals about navigation and the geographic positions of cities.
- X, Y, Z Affair in the U.S., followed by naval skirmishes but no war is declared.
- First mechanical music boxes
- Alessandro Volta and La Place discover electricity
- The Afghans Army occupied Lahore in Punjab
- Timothy Dexter - A Pickle for the Knowing Ones or Plain Truth in a Homespun Dress
- Aarau is the temporary capital of the Helvetic Republic
- Alois Senefelder invents lithography
- French Revolution (1789-1799 Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802)-Second Coalition/Egyptian Campaign
- May-October - Irish Rebellion of 1798
- January 14 - Johan Rudolf Thorbecke, Dutch politician (d. 1872)
- January 17 - Auguste Comte, French sociologist (d. 1857)
- January 20 - Anson Jones, 5th and last President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
- March 13 - Abigail Fillmore, First Lady of the United States
- March 30 - Luise Hensel, poet (d. 1876)
- April 2 - August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German writer (d. 1874)
- April 26 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter (d. 1863)
- April 28 - Duncan Forbes, British linguist (d. 1868)
- June 29 - Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (d. 1837)
- October 2 - Charles Albert of Savoy, King of Sardinia (d. 1849)
- December 24 - Adam Mickiewicz, Polish writer (d. 1855)
- William Abbot, English actor (d. 1843)
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