Events in year of 1806

  • 01-08Cape colony becomes English colony
  • 01-10Dutch in Cape Town surrender to British
  • 01-12French evacuate Vienna
  • 01-19Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
  • 01-30Prussia takes possession of Hanover
  • 03-23Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast
  • 04-05Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
  • 06-051st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • 06-05Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • 06-24English under commodore Popham / col Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • 06-27Buenos Aires captured by British
  • 07-03Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
  • 07-15Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
  • 08-06Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
  • 09-02A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500
  • 09-23Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • 10-07Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
  • 10-08British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • 10-14Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • 11-151st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes the 1st issue
  • 11-15Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
  • 11-21Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

People born in year of 1806

  • 01-05Andre H C van Hasselt: Belgian poet (La Belgium)
  • 01-14Matthew Fontaine Maury: Naval Commander (Confederacy)
  • 01-19Vaclav Jindrich Veit: Composer
  • 01-20Nathaniel Willis: Writer / editor / founder (American Monthly Magazine)
  • 01-25Daniel Maclise: Irish painter
  • 02-14Lajos: Count Batthy, New York -- Revolutionary Premier of Hungary (1848-49)
  • 03-12Jane Means Appleton Pierce: 1st lady (1853-57)
  • 03-16Norbert Rillieux: Inventor (sugar refiner)
  • 03-26Josef Slavik: Composer
  • 03-28Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1861-66)
  • 04-02Giacomo Antonelli: Italian Cardinal / Assistant Secretary of State for Pius IX
  • 04-09Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Designer of 1st transatlantic steamer
  • 04-10Leonidas Polk: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 04-18Ludwig Schuberth: Composer
  • 04-21Peter van Schendel: Dutch painter
  • 04-26Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch: Composer
  • 04-29Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben: Austria -- Physician / philosopher
  • 05-06Chapin Aaron Harris: United States -- Founder of the America Society of Dental Surgeons
  • 05-08Jan Bedrich Kittl: Composer
  • 05-12Amos Beebe Eaton: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1877
  • 05-12J V Snellman: Finland -- Journalist / Statesman / nationalist
  • 05-16George C Cadwalader: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
  • 05-20John Stuart Mill: United Kingdom -- Philosopher / political economist / Utilitarian
  • 05-26Henry Knox Thatcher: Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
  • 05-27Charles-Joseph Tolbecque: Composer
  • 06-01John Buchanan Floyd: Ex-Secretary of War (Union), died in 1863
  • 06-02Isaac Strauss: Composer
  • 06-08Gideon Johnson Pillow: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878
  • 06-13Bernard ter Haar: Dutch vicar / poet / church historian
  • 06-28Napoleon Coste: Composer

People died in year of 1806

  • 01-23William Pitt [the Younger]: Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783-1806), dies at 46
  • 02-11Vicente Martin y Soler: Composer, dies at 51
  • 02-23John Alcock: Composer, dies at 90
  • 02-24John Nieuwenhuijzen: Theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81
  • 03-16Giuseppe Colla: Composer, dies at 74
  • 03-17David Dale: Industrialist and philanthropist
  • 03-23George Frederic Pinto: Composer, dies at 20
  • 04-04Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer: Composer, dies at 84
  • 04-09Willem V Batavus: Prince of Orange-Nassau, dies at 58
  • 04-13Jean-Jacques Bachelier: French painter, dies at about 82
  • 06-08George Wythe: US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
  • 06-28Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers: Composer, dies at 64
  • 07-11James Smith: Irish / US attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 08-09Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia Christian: Composer, dies at 33
  • 08-10Johann Michael Haydn: Composer, dies at 68
  • 08-23Charles Augustin de Coulomb: French physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
  • 09-10Johann C Adelung: German translator / librarian, dies at 74
  • 09-12Christian Gottfried Thomas: Composer, dies at 58
  • 09-20Utamaro Kitagawa: Painter
  • 10-09Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer / mathematician, dies at 74
  • 10-17Jean Jacques Dessalines: Emperor of Haiti
  • 10-23Franz Seydelmann: Composer, dies at 58
  • 10-31Sophie Mereau: Writer, dies at 36

Events in year of 1807

  • 01-01Curacao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
  • 01-12Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die
  • 01-20Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris
  • 02-08Napoleon defeats Russians in battle of Eylau
  • 02-09French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon
  • 02-10US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
  • 02-19British squadron under Admiral Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
  • 02-19VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
  • 02-2417 die and 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty and Elizabeth Godfrey in England
  • 03-02Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
  • 03-251st railway passenger service began in England
  • 03-25British Parliament abolishes slave trade
  • 03-25George Canning becomes British Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 05-22Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)
  • 05-22Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)
  • 06-22British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
  • 06-26Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die
  • 06-28British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
  • 07-07France, Russia and Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit
  • 09-01Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire
  • 09-04Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
  • 09-14Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge
  • 12-22Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain and France

People born in year of 1807

  • 01-02Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki: Composer
  • 01-04Baltasar Saldoni: Composer
  • 01-06Joseph Holt: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
  • 01-06Ludwig Erk: Composer
  • 01-11Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 01-11Ezra Cornell: Founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • 01-12Jan T Beelen: Dutch / Belgian bible expert
  • 01-13Napoleon Bonaparte Buford: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
  • 01-16Charles Henry Davis: Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
  • 02-01William Bowen Campbell: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 02-03Joseph Eggleston Johnston: Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1891
  • 02-06Hans Matthison-Hansen: Composer
  • 02-08Franciscus J van Vree: Dutch Catholic foreman
  • 02-10Abner Clark Harding: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
  • 02-13Bartolommea Capitanio: Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)
  • 02-15Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski: Composer
  • 02-16Lysander Cutler: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
  • 02-25George Alfred Trenholm: Secy Treas (Confederacy), died in 1876
  • 03-07Franz Grave von Pocci: German poet / composer (Der Alchemist)
  • 04-01Fredrik Cygnaeus: Finnish poet / literature critic
  • 04-24Charles Ferguson Smith: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 05-01John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 05-11Ira Aldridge: Great 19th century black Shakespearian actor (Othello)
  • 05-15Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata: Composer
  • 05-24Cornelis E van Koetsveld: Vicar / literature
  • 05-24Thomas Duncan: Painter
  • 05-28Jan van Swieten: Dutch General / Governor of West-Sumatra
  • 05-28Louis Agassiz: Switzerland -- Naturalist / geologist / teacher
  • 06-02Robert Fuhrer: Composer
  • 06-06Adrien Francois Servais: Composer

People died in year of 1807

  • 01-05Michel Adanson: French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • 01-12Adriaan Kluit: Dutch historian, dies at 71
  • 01-12Joan Lucaz: Dutch Scholar / journalist / patriot, dies at 60
  • 02-05Pasquale Paoli: Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80
  • 02-06John Reid: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-18August G Meissner: German estheticus / literary, dies at 53
  • 02-18S von Laroche: Writer, dies at 75
  • 02-23Francois Guichard: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-11Anton Eberl: Composer, dies at 41
  • 04-01Louis Francois Chambray: Composer, dies at 69
  • 04-01Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner: Composer, dies at 61
  • 04-09John Opie: Engl Painter / illustrator: Shakespeare gallery, dies at 45
  • 04-18Erasmus Darwin: Physician / writer (Influence)
  • 08-15Johann N Tetens: German / Danish philosopher / mathematician, dies at 70
  • 08-16Claude C Saunier: French furniture maker, dies at about 72
  • 09-12Edward Miller: Composer, dies at 71
  • 12-03Clara Reeve: English Author (old English baron)
  • 12-04Prince Hall: Activist / Masonic leader, dies in Boston