Events in year of 1821

  • 01-21Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
  • 01-28Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica
  • 02-12Mercantile Library of City of New York opens
  • 02-22Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
  • 02-23College of Apothecaries organized in Phil; 1st US pharmacy college
  • 02-24Mexico gains independence from Spain
  • 03-05Monroe is 1st President inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
  • 03-14African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
  • 03-25Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
  • 05-30James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
  • 05-31Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore
  • 06-21African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
  • 06-23Dutch troops conquer Palembang
  • 07-17Spain cedes Florida to US
  • 07-28Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 08-041st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
  • 08-061st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
  • 08-10Missouri admitted as 24th US state
  • 08-19Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII
  • 08-23Mexico declares independence
  • 09-011st colonies along Santa Fe Trail
  • 09-15Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras and Nicaragua gain independ
  • 09-27Mexican Empire declares its independence
  • 09-27Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
  • 11-091st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia
  • 11-28Panama declares independence from Spain
  • 12-01Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
  • 12-17Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons
  • 12-28Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna

People born in year of 1821

  • 01-04John James Peck: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
  • 01-07Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
  • 01-08James Longstreet: Confederate General (1st Corps, ANV)
  • 01-12Nikolai Afanisev: Composer
  • 01-15Lafayette McLaws: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
  • 01-21John Cabell Breckinridge: (D) 14th US VP (1857-61) / Major General (Confed)
  • 01-29Isaac Ferdinand Quinby: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
  • 02-01Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg: Composer
  • 02-03Elizabeth Blackwell: Bristol, England -- 1st woman Physician
  • 02-10William Read Scurry: (Confederate Army Brigadier General) Died in 1864.
  • 02-11Hermann Allmers: Writer
  • 02-15Abraham de Amorie van der de Have: Theologist / poet
  • 02-16Heinrich Barth: Hamburg, Germany -- Geographer / explorer (Central Africa)
  • 02-19Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Lexington, Kentucky -- (Rep-Missouri)
  • 02-21Charles Scribner: United States -- Music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
  • 03-12Luitpold von Bayern: Prince-regent of Bayern
  • 03-14Jens Worsaae: Denmark -- Archaeologist
  • 03-16Ernest Feydeau: French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • 03-19Francis Barretto Spinola: Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 03-19William Allingham: Irish poet (Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
  • 03-23Aleksej F Pisemski: Russian writer (Clodhopper)
  • 03-24[George] Hector Tyndale: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 03-26Earnest Angel: German statistician (Law of Angel)
  • 03-29Joshua Thomas Owen: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
  • 04-04Linus Yale: United States -- Portrait painter / inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
  • 04-09Charles-Pierre Baudelaire: France -- Symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • 04-15Emerson Brown Joseph: (Confederacy), died in 1894
  • 04-16Ford Maddox Brown: Painter
  • 04-19Mortimer Dormer Leggett: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
  • 04-23Pierre Dupont: Song writer

People died in year of 1821

  • 01-04Elizabeth Ann Seton: 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland
  • 01-25Johan Valckenier: Dutch politician / patriot, dies at 62
  • 02-08Paul Anton Wineberger: Composer, dies at 62
  • 02-23John Keats: Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome
  • 02-23Marie-Anne Collot: French sculptor
  • 03-23Bernhard Anselm Weber: Pianist / conductor / composer, dies at 56
  • 04-09Felix Maximo Lopez: Composer, dies at 78
  • 04-20Franz K Achard: German physicist / chemist, dies at 67
  • 04-22John Crome [Old Crome]: English landscape Painter / etcher, dies at 52
  • 05-05Napoleon I Bonaparte: Emperor France (1799-1815), dies in St Helena
  • 05-15John Wall Calcott: Composer, dies at 54
  • 06-18Charles Hague: Composer, dies at 52
  • 07-09Tommaso Sogner: Composer, dies at 58
  • 07-21Maurice J M Prince de Broglie: Bishop of Ghent, dies at about 55
  • 08-01Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson): Actress / Author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 08-04William Floyd: US soldier / signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86
  • 08-06Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni: Composer, dies at 64
  • 08-10Salvatore Vigano: Composer, dies at 52
  • 08-29Horace Coignet: Composer, dies at 86
  • 09-27Luis (Philippus) Brion: Curacaos Admiral / Supreme Commander, dies at 39
  • 10-09Georg-Friederich Fuchs: Composer, dies at 68
  • 11-10Andreas J Romberg: German violinist / Composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • 11-26Friedrich Heine: Composer, dies at 57
  • 12-20Gian Francesco Fortunati: Composer, dies at 75
  • 12-29Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael: S Netherlands General, dies at 61
  • 12-30Angelo Maria Benincori: Composer, dies at 42

Events in year of 1822

  • 01-05Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • 01-071st printing in Hawaii
  • 01-07Liberia colonized by Americans
  • 02-04Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
  • 02-09American Indian Society organizes
  • 02-23Boston is incorporated as a city
  • 03-09Charles Graham of New York patents artificial teeth
  • 03-16Composer Gioacchino Rossini marries Spanish soprano
  • 03-19Boston, Mass incorporated as a city
  • 03-22Gioacchino Rossini marries Isabella Colbran in Bologna
  • 03-22New York Horticultural Society founded
  • 03-30Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory
  • 05-01John Phillips becomes 1st Mayor of Boston
  • 05-03Society for Propagation of Faith starts (Lyon, France)
  • 05-30House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
  • 06-09Charles Graham patents false teeth
  • 06-16Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
  • 06-18Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
  • 06-18Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas arrested in South Carolina
  • 07-14Slave revolt in SC under Denmark Vesey / Peter Poyas
  • 07-26Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin
  • 07-30James Varick becomes 1st Bishop of African Meth Episcopal Zion Church
  • 08-10Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die
  • 09-07Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 09-07Pedro I, Son of King Joao VI, declares Brazil independence
  • 10-081st eruption of Galunggung (Java) sends boiling sludge into valley
  • 10-122nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain
  • 10-201st edition of London Sunday Times
  • 10-26King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
  • 12-01Dom Pedro crowned Emperor of Brazil

People born in year of 1822

  • 01-02Rudolph J E Clausius: Germany -- Physicist (thermodynamics)
  • 01-04Joseph Jones Reynolds: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
  • 01-05Joseph Brevard Kershaw: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1894
  • 01-06Heinrich Schliemann: German polyglot / archeologist (Troje)
  • 01-07Lucius C M Bakker: Frisian Physician / author (Goethe)
  • 01-08Alfredo Carlo Piatti: Composer
  • 01-09John Porter Hatch: Volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901
  • 01-14Nicholas Mori: Composer
  • 01-27Thomas Leiper Kane: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
  • 01-28Alexander MacKenzie: (L) 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (1873-78)
  • 01-30John Basil Turchin [Ivan Turchinoff]: Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 02-07Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide: Composer
  • 02-08Maxime Du Camp: France -- Writer / traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)
  • 02-09Charles T Stork: Dutch industrialist
  • 02-13Lev A Mej: Russian nobleman / poet
  • 02-15Theodor Uhlig: Composer
  • 02-16Francis Galton: Birmingham, England -- Anthropologist and geneticist
  • 02-16James Patton Anderson: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
  • 02-22Adolf Kuszmaul: German Physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • 02-27Eugene Gautier: Composer
  • 02-28Matthew Duncan Ector: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 03-01Albin Francisco Schoepf: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 03-01Charles Champion Gilbert: Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 03-07Victor Masse: Composer
  • 03-10Willem Roelofs: Dutch painter / lithographer
  • 03-11Allison Nelson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 03-13Moritz Grave von Strachwitz: German poet
  • 03-16John Pope: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 03-16Rosa Bonheur: French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
  • 03-22Ahmed Djevdet Pasha: Turkish Minister of Education / Justice

People died in year of 1822

  • 01-14Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell: German landscape painter, dies at 72
  • 02-02Jean-Baptiste Davaux: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-05Ali Pasha of Janina: (Napoleon, Lord Byron), dies at about 77
  • 02-10Albert-Kasimir: Duke of Saxon-Teschen / Governor of Hungary, dies at 83
  • 02-19Jeronymo Francisco de Lima: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-22Johann Ignaz Walter: Composer, dies at 66
  • 03-02Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber: Composer, dies at 40
  • 03-03Franz Adam Veichtner: Composer, dies at 81
  • 04-03Friedrich Bertuch: Writer
  • 04-06Franz Xaver Partsch: Composer, dies at 62
  • 04-13Gaetano Valeri: Composer, dies at 61
  • 04-25Frederick "William" Herschel: German / British astronomer, dies at 83
  • 05-09Charles Duquesnoy: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-15Christian Ludwig Dieter: Composer, dies at 64
  • 06-19John Bray: Composer, dies on 40th birthday
  • 06-25Ernst T Amadeus Hoffmann: German writer / judge / composer, dies at 46
  • 07-08Percy Bysshe Shelley: English Poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 07-27Joseph Supries: Composer, dies at 60
  • 08-12Robert Stewart: 2nd Marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide
  • 08-19Melchor Lopez Jimenez: Composer, dies at 62
  • 08-25F William Herschel: German astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 85
  • 10-13Antonio Canova: Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 10-27Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke: Composer, dies at 55
  • 10-29Dirk van Hogendorp: Dutch Earl / General / Minister of War, dies at 61
  • 11-06Hendrik van Stralen: Secretary of Interior, dies at 71
  • 11-18Anton Teyber: Composer, dies at 66
  • 11-18George Knowil Jackson: Composer, dies at 65
  • 11-24Karl Jacob Wagner: Composer, dies at 50
  • 11-26Johann Baptist Henneberg: Composer, dies at 53
  • 12-15Ferenc Verseghy: Composer, dies at 65