Events in year of 1816

  • 01-12France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
  • 01-22Lord Byron completes "Parisina" and"Siege of Corinth"
  • 02-27Dutch regain Suriname
  • 02-29Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
  • 03-06Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
  • 03-20US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
  • 04-09African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Philadelphia)
  • 04-102nd Bank of US chartered
  • 05-05American Bible Society organized (NY)
  • 05-10English steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
  • 05-11American Bible Society forms (NY)
  • 06-11Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
  • 07-03French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
  • 07-08Frost in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 07-09Argentina declares independence from Spain
  • 07-19Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
  • 07-27US troops destroy Ft Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
  • 08-08Bavarian joins Saint Alliance
  • 08-14Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
  • 08-19Java again in Dutch hands
  • 08-27Lord Exmouth bombs Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
  • 10-071st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
  • 12-021st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
  • 12-04James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
  • 12-10Dutch regain Sumatra
  • 12-11Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
  • 12-11Indiana becomes 19th state
  • 12-13Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
  • 12-28American Colonization Society organizes

People born in year of 1816

  • 01-07Stephen Miller: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 01-09John Palmer Usher: Secy Int (Union) died in 1889
  • 01-11Fitz-Henry Warren: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
  • 01-19Henry Gray: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 01-23Carl Herrmann: Germany -- Stage magician
  • 01-26Lloyd Tilghman: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 01-30Nathaniel Prentiss Banks: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
  • 02-17Friedrich Wilhelm Markull: Composer
  • 02-20Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski: Composer
  • 03-12David Stuart: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
  • 03-14Montgomery Dent Corse: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
  • 03-19Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst: Composer
  • 03-21Charlotte Bronte: Novelist / poet
  • 03-27George Elvey: Composer
  • 03-29James Gallant Spears: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
  • 04-08Frederick William Burton: Painter
  • 04-13William Sterndale Bennett: Composer
  • 04-16Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 04-21Louis Trezevant Wigfall: Confederate Army, died in 1874
  • 04-22Philip James Bailey: English poet (Festus)
  • 05-03Montgomery Cunningham Meigs: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
  • 05-14Gualtiero Sanelli: Composer
  • 05-16Henry Hopkins Sibley: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1886
  • 05-24Emanuel Leutze: United States -- Painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
  • 05-24Robert Seaman Granger: (Union Army Bvt Major General, died in 1894)
  • 06-04Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand: Bvt Major General (Union)
  • 06-11Robert Huston Milroy: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
  • 06-28Jacob P P Baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt: Min Foreign Affairs (1852-53)
  • 07-07Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard: Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889
  • 07-11French A Durlet: Belgian sculptor / architect

People died in year of 1816

  • 01-01Francois Alexander Sallantin: Composer, dies at 60
  • 01-15Henry Harington: Composer, dies at 88
  • 01-27Samuel Hood: 1st Viscount Hood / Admiral
  • 01-30Reinier Vinkeles: Dutch engraver / cartoonist / art collector, dies at 74
  • 02-04Meingosus Gaelle: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-10Johann Paul Aegidius Martini: Composer, dies at 74
  • 02-22Adam Ferguson: Scottish sociologist / historian, dies at 92
  • 03-18Johann Paul Schulthesius: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-23Ignaz Vitzthumb: Composer, dies at 95
  • 06-05Giovanni Paisiello: Italian Composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 06-06Christiane Vulpius: Wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
  • 07-03Dorothea Jordan: French actress / mistress (William IV), dies at 65
  • 07-06Philipp Meissner: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-14Francisco AG de Miranda: Venezuela freedom fighter, dies at 66
  • 07-23Elizabeth Hamilton: Author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
  • 08-06Karl Frieberth: Composer, dies at 80
  • 08-07Dionysius G van der Keessel: Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77
  • 08-08Blas de Laserna: Composer, dies at 65
  • 12-15Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz: Composer, dies at 44
  • 12-16Vincenzo Galeotti [Tomazelli]: Ital dancer / choreographer, dies at 73

Events in year of 1817

  • 01-072nd Bank of US opens
  • 01-22English freighter Diana sinks off Malaysia
  • 02-051st US gas co incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
  • 02-171st US city lit by gas (Baltimore)
  • 03-021st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn
  • 03-03Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory and Mississippi
  • 03-25Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
  • 04-151st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)
  • 04-171st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)
  • 04-22Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
  • 05-15Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority, under T Matulesia
  • 05-16Mississippi River steamboat service begins
  • 06-241st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
  • 07-04Construction on Erie Canal begins
  • 07-121st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)
  • 07-12Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course
  • 08-18Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore
  • 09-09Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably 1st black to graduate from US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
  • 09-22John Quincy Adams becomes Secretary of State
  • 10-09University of Gent officially opens
  • 10-201st Mississippi "Showboat, " leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
  • 11-201st Seminole War begins in Florida
  • 11-251st sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
  • 11-27US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
  • 12-10Mississippi admitted as 20th state
  • 12-16Leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon
  • 12-301st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)

People born in year of 1817

  • 01-08John Selden Roane: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1867
  • 01-14Harmen S Sytstra: Dutch poet / editor (Iduna)
  • 01-15Lewis Golding Arnold: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1871
  • 01-18Jacques Gregoir: Composer
  • 01-31Antony Winkler Prins: Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)
  • 02-02John Glover: English chemist (sulfuric acid)
  • 02-02Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura: Composer
  • 02-03Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent: Composer
  • 02-03Samuel Ryan Curtis: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
  • 02-07Leroy Pope Walker: US lawyer / Confederate Minister of War (1861)
  • 02-08Richard Stoddert Ewell: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
  • 02-14Frederick Douglass: African-American abolitionist / lecturer / editor
  • 02-15Charles F Daubigny: French restauranteur / painter
  • 02-18Lewis Addison Armistead: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 02-18Walter Page Lane: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 02-19Willem III: Last male King of the Netherlands (1849-90)
  • 02-21Jose Zorrilla y Moral: Vallodolid, Spain -- Poet / dramatist (El rey Loco)
  • 02-22Niels Wilhelm Gade: Danish violinist / composer / conductor
  • 02-23George Watts: London, England -- Painter
  • 02-28James Craig: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
  • 03-05Austen H Layard: British archaeologist / diplomat
  • 03-19Lewis Henry Little: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 03-22Braxton Bragg: Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1876
  • 03-24Aime Maillart: Composer
  • 03-26Herman Haupt: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 03-28Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras: Composer
  • 03-29Constantine S Aksakov: Russian historian / poet
  • 04-01Johannes J van Oosterzee: Dutch theologist
  • 04-02Teodulo Mabellini: Composer
  • 04-04John Wilson Sprague: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1893

People died in year of 1817

  • 01-01Martin H Klaproth: German chemist (uranium), dies at 73
  • 01-14Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny: Composer, dies at 87
  • 01-16Antonin Josef Alois Volanek: Composer, dies at 55
  • 01-28Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen: Composer, dies at 55
  • 02-09Franz Wilhelm Tausch: Composer, dies at 54
  • 02-18Giacomo Quarenghi: Master builder (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
  • 02-20Martin de Ron: Composer, dies at 27
  • 03-01Luigi Gatti: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-13Matej Sojka: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-18Johann Jakob Walder: Composer, dies at 67
  • 04-06Bonaventura Furlanetto: Composer, dies at 78
  • 04-12Charles Messier: "comet ferret" and catalogs famous "M objects"
  • 05-21Johann Friedrich Christmann: Composer, dies at 64
  • 06-18Joannes Siberg: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1801-05)
  • 06-23Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-30Abraham Gottlob Werner: German geologist
  • 07-18Jane Austen: Writer
  • 09-09Paul Cuffe: Civil rights activist (Sierre Leone), dies at 58
  • 10-12Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel: Composer, dies at 66
  • 10-15Tadeusz AB Kosciusko: Polish Lieutenant General / freedom fighter
  • 10-16Manuel C Piar: Curacaos / Venezulian freedom writer
  • 11-01Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti: Composer, dies at 79
  • 11-07Francesco Pasquale Ricci: Composer, dies at 85
  • 11-08Andrea Appiana: Italian royal Painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
  • 12-01Justin Heinrich Knechtl: Composer, dies at 65
  • 12-07William Bligh: British naval officer of "Bounty" fame, dies at 63
  • 12-11Max von Schenkendorf: German poet, dies at 34
  • 12-15Maria Walewska [Leszczinska]: Lover of Emperor Napoleon I