From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- 1801 in art, 1801 in archeology, 1801 in architecture, 1801 in literature, 1801 in music, 1801 in science
Art and culture
- Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the arrest of the anonymous author of Justine and Juliette. Sade was arrested at his publisher's office and imprisoned without trial; first in the Sainte-Pélagie, later in Bicêtre.
- Fourdrinier machine patent granted
- Events: A phantasmagoria production by Paul de Philipsthal opened in London’s Lyceum Theatre in the Strand, where it became a smash hit.
- Novalis (1772 – 1801)