Events in year of 1801

  • 01-01Ireland and Great Britain (England and Scotland) form United Kingdom
  • 01-20John Marshall appointed US Chief Justice
  • 02-17House breaks electoral college tie, chooses Jefferson President over Burr
  • 02-27Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
  • 03-031st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • 03-041st President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)
  • 03-07Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
  • 03-08British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • 03-23Murder attempt on Czar Paul I
  • 03-24Aleksandr P Romanov becomes Emperor of Russia
  • 04-08Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
  • 06-06Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • 06-10Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
  • 07-06Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
  • 07-11French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
  • 07-12Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish
  • 07-16Pope Pius VII and 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
  • 07-20Elisha Brown Jr pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm
  • 10-01England and France signs Preliminary of London
  • 11-10Kentucky outlaws dueling
  • 11-161st edition of New York Evening Post

People born in year of 1801

  • 01-11John Lodge Ellerton: Composer
  • 01-21Ramon Vilanova y Barrera: Composer
  • 01-29Johannes Bernardus van Bree: Dutch violinist / composer (Felix Meritis)
  • 02-01Adolf Fredrik Lindblad: Composer
  • 02-01Thomas Cole: United States -- Romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • 02-07John Rylands: England, United Kingdom -- Merchant / philanthropist
  • 02-21Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda: Composer
  • 02-21John Henry Newman: England, United Kingdom -- Cardinal / author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • 03-15Coenraad J van Houten: Dutch cocoa manufacturer
  • 03-23Peterus D Regout: Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • 04-07Henry Eagle: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882
  • 04-11Claude Tillier: French journalist / writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
  • 04-12Henry de Cock: Dutch reformed vicar / secession leader
  • 04-12Josef Franz Karl Lanner: Austria -- Composer / violist
  • 04-19Gustav T Fechner [Dr Mises]: German philosopher / physicist
  • 05-06George Sears Greene: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
  • 05-09Samuel Cousins: Mezzotint engraver
  • 05-16William Henry Seward: Secretary of State (1861-69, buys Alaska at 2 cents / acre)
  • 06-03Frantisek Jan Skroup: Composer
  • 06-04James Pennethorne: Architect
  • 06-23Daniel Smith Donelson: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 07-05David Glasgow Farragut: Tennessee, United States -- Vice Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1870
  • 07-12John Hill Hewitt: Composer
  • 07-26John Drake Sloat: Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), died in 1867
  • 07-27George Biddle Airy: 7th astronomer Royal
  • 08-03Joseph Paxton: English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)
  • 08-10Robert Woodward Barnwell: MC (Confederacy), died in 1882
  • 08-21Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer: WWII Dutch Statesman / historian
  • 08-28Antoine A Cournot: French philosopher / mathematician (rule of Cournot)
  • 09-12Giuseppe Concone: Italian singing-teacher

People died in year of 1801

  • 01-02Johann C Lavater: Swiss vicar / philosopher, dies at 59
  • 01-11Domenico Cimarosa: Italian Composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51
  • 02-08Johann Chrysostomus Drexel: Composer, dies at 43
  • 03-14Christian Friedrich Penzel: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-17Juan de Sesse y Balaguer: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-21Andrea Lucchesi: Composer, dies at 59
  • 03-23Paul I: Tsar of Russia (1796-1801), strangled at 46
  • 03-25Anthony Ziesenis: Architect / Sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
  • 03-25Novalis: Writer, dies at 28
  • 03-28Ralph Abercromby: English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
  • 05-05Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt: Flemish Painter / engraver, dies at 74
  • 05-14Johann Ernst Altenburg: Composer, dies at 66
  • 05-15Louis C count Barbiano de Belgioioso: Austrian diplomat, dies at 73
  • 05-19Herman H Vitringa: Politician (National Meetings)
  • 05-22Heinrich Gottfried Reichard: Composer, dies at 58
  • 06-14Benedict Arnold: Revolutionary War General, dies in London
  • 06-23Bendix Friedrich Zinck: Composer, dies at 58
  • 07-03Johann Nepomuk Went: Composer, dies at 56
  • 07-26Daniel Dal Barba: Composer, dies at 86
  • 08-22Pieter G van Overstraten: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies, dies at 46
  • 08-24Jacques-Denis Antoine: French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
  • 09-01Robert Bage: English writer (Hermsprong)
  • 10-23Johann Gottlieb Naumann: German composer, dies at 60
  • 11-06Christian Friedrich Gregor: Composer, dies at 78
  • 11-09Carl Philipp Stamitz: Composer, dies at 56

Events in year of 1802

  • 01-25Napoleon elected President of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
  • 01-26Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
  • 01-29John Beckley of Virginia appointed 1st Librarian of Congress
  • 02-021st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25 cents)
  • 02-08Simon Willard patents banjo clock
  • 03-16Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
  • 03-16US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
  • 03-25France, Netherlands, Spain and England signs Peace of Amiens
  • 03-27Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
  • 04-08French Protestant church becomes state-supported and -controlled
  • 05-03Washington DC incorporates as a city
  • 06-09US Academy at West Point founded
  • 07-04US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
  • 07-071st comic book "The Wasp, " is published
  • 08-02Napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"
  • 08-07Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St. Domingue (Haiti)
  • 10-101st non indian settlement in Oklahoma
  • 12-02English sell Suriname to Dutch

People born in year of 1802

  • 01-03Feliks Ostrowski: Composer
  • 01-06Ion Heliade-Radulescu: Romania -- Author / Novelist / writer (Gramatica)
  • 01-13Eduard von Bauernfeld: Vienna, Austria -- Comedic playwright
  • 01-19[Jean] Silvain van de Weyer: 1st Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs (1831)
  • 01-22Richard Upjohn: United States -- Gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
  • 01-31Jan C J van Speijk: Dutch naval hero
  • 02-02Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault: French chemist
  • 02-04Mark Hopkins: United States -- Educator / philosopher (Williams College)
  • 02-11Lydia Maria Child: United States -- Author / abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
  • 02-20Charles-Auguste de Beriot: Belgian violinist / composer
  • 02-21George Douglas Ramsey: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1882
  • 02-26Victor Hugo: France -- Author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)
  • 02-27William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck: Lord George Bentinck
  • 03-16George Archibald McCall: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
  • 03-24Jacob van Lennep: Attorney / Dutch MP
  • 04-01Hubert Reis: Composer
  • 04-04Dorothea Dix: United States -- Aroused interest in treatment of mental inmates
  • 04-12Francois MP Liberman: French relig leader (Congregation of Heart)
  • 04-27Abraham Louis Niedermeyer: Composer
  • 05-06Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer: Artist
  • 05-15Isaac Ridgeway Trimble: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1888
  • 05-31Cesare Pugni: Composer
  • 06-02Adrian van der Hoop, Jr.: Dutch poet / critic
  • 07-01Gideon Welles: Secretary of the Navy (Union), died in 1878
  • 07-03Joseph Labitzky: Composer
  • 07-09Thomas Davenport: Invented 1st coml electric motor
  • 07-12Charles-Louis Hanssens: Composer
  • 07-15John Barnett: Composer
  • 07-21David Hunter: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 07-24Ira Aldridge: Famous African

People died in year of 1802

  • 01-14Marie Allard: French ballerina, dies at 59
  • 01-27Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg: Composer, dies at 42
  • 03-07Johann Georg Witthauer: Composer, dies at 50
  • 03-29Frederic Thieme: Composer, dies at 51
  • 06-28Johann J Angel: German Author / director, dies at 60
  • 07-22Marie-Francois-Xavier Bichat: A founder of histology
  • 07-28Giuseppe Sarti: Italian Composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • 08-03Henry DFL: Prince of Prussia / General / diplomat
  • 08-10Aepinus [Franz UT Hoch]: German Physician / physicist, dies at 77
  • 08-23Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter: Composer, dies at 51
  • 10-22Samuel Arnold: English composer, dies at 62
  • 10-29Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary: Composer, dies at 95
  • 11-07Johann Georg Joseph Spangler: Composer, dies at 50
  • 11-12Charles van Poucke: Flemish sculptor, dies at 62
  • 12-31Francis Lewis: Welsh / US Merchant / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 89
  • 12-31Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen: Composer, dies at 53