Events in year of 1825

  • 01-03Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
  • 01-19Ezra Daggett and nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
  • 01-251st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York
  • 02-03Dutch North Sea coast floods
  • 02-05Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
  • 02-09House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US President
  • 02-12Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by September 1, 1826
  • 02-22Russia and Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
  • 03-021st grand opera in US sung in English, New York City
  • 03-04John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th President
  • 04-101st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 04-1933 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
  • 05-20Charles X becomes King of France
  • 05-21Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
  • 05-25American Unitarian Association founded
  • 06-04Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
  • 06-13Walter Hunt patents safety pin
  • 06-20Coronation of French King Charles X the Bourbon
  • 07-21Java Princess Dipo Negoro / Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
  • 08-06Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
  • 08-14Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
  • 08-25Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
  • 09-27Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
  • 10-171st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
  • 10-25Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
  • 10-26Erie Canal between Hudson River and Lake Erie opened
  • 11-261st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
  • 11-291st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
  • 12-06President John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory
  • 12-14Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins

People born in year of 1825

  • 01-10Alexander Travis Hawthorn: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
  • 01-12Joseph Robert Davis: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 01-28George Edward Pickett: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
  • 02-07Crystobal Oudrid y Segura: Composer
  • 02-26Hans Balatka: Composer
  • 02-28Quincy Adams Gillmore: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
  • 03-05John Dunovant: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 03-05Joseph Albert: German photographer (albertotype)
  • 03-08George William Martin: Composer
  • 03-17Rodolphe Bresdin: French cartoonist / lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • 03-20William Nelson Rector Beall: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 03-23Edward Lloyd Thomas: Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1898
  • 03-30Samuel Bell Maxey: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
  • 04-03Adolf Rzepko: Composer
  • 04-05David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 04-11Ferdinand Lassalle: French politician / founder (Allgemeiner)
  • 04-25Charles Ferdinand Dowd: United States -- Standardized time zones
  • 04-28James Winning McMillan: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 05-01George Inness: US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)
  • 05-04Thomas Henry Huxley: Scientist / humanist / Darwinist
  • 05-06Joseph Bailey: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 05-10Rudolf Viole: Composer
  • 05-20Antoinette Brown Blackwell: Clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
  • 05-21George Lafayette Beal: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 05-26Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza: Composer
  • 05-29David Bell Birney: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 06-01John Hunt Morgan: Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)
  • 06-05Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry: Georgia, United States -- Educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)
  • 06-07Richard D Blackmore: England, United Kingdom -- Author (Norie, Lorna Doone)
  • 06-12John Cook: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910

People died in year of 1825

  • 02-05Pierre Gaveaux: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-10Paul van Hemert: Dutch Theologist / philosopher (Kant), dies at 68
  • 02-16George Gerson: Composer, dies at 34
  • 02-24Thomas Bowdler: Self-appointed Shakespearean censor
  • 03-24Giovanni Domenico Perotti: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-25Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck: Dutch patriot / earl, dies at 63
  • 04-13Josef Gelinek: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-16John Henry Fuseli: Painter / art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84
  • 05-07Antonio Salieri: Italian composer, dies at 74 in Vienna, Austria
  • 05-12Elias Mann: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-12Stanislao Mattei: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-22Domenico Corri: Composer, dies at 80
  • 06-09M Pauline Bonaparte: Corsican Duchess of Parma / Guastalla, dies at 44
  • 06-11Daniel D Tompkins: 6th US Vice President (1817-25), dies at 54
  • 06-13Johan Peter Melchior: German sculptor, dies at 82
  • 07-20Joseph-Denis Doche: Composer, dies at 58
  • 07-29Micah Hawkins: Composer, dies at 48
  • 08-03Ambrogio Minoja: Composer, dies at 72
  • 08-20Richard Wainwright: Composer, dies at 68
  • 08-23Amos Bull: Composer, dies at 81
  • 10-13Maximiliaan I Jozef: King of Bayern
  • 10-17Peter Winter: Composer, dies at 71
  • 11-01Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa: Composer, dies at 49
  • 11-14Jean Paul: Writer, dies at 62
  • 11-19Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek: Composer, dies at 34
  • 11-22Ann Bailey: Pioneer
  • 12-01Aleksandr I P Romanov: Czar of Russia (1801-25), dies at 47
  • 12-29Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini: Composer
  • 12-29Jacques-Louis David: French Painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77
  • 12-30Peter Gronland: Composer, dies at 64

Events in year of 1826

  • 01-01Baron Van der Capellen resigns as Governor of Dutch-Indies
  • 02-11London University founded
  • 02-13American Temperance Society, forms in Boston
  • 03-041st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 04-01Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
  • 04-23Missolonghi captured by Turks
  • 06-10Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey
  • 06-20Siam / England sign trade / peace treaty
  • 07-26Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
  • 07-30Java Prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
  • 08-19Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
  • 08-22Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 09-03USS Vincennes leaves New York to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe
  • 10-07Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations
  • 11-15Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java / Madura
  • 11-27John Walker invents friction match in England

People born in year of 1826

  • 01-06Herman Grimm: Germany -- Writer / Novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 01-12Charles Cruft: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
  • 01-15Mikhail Saltykov: Spas-Ugol, Russia -- Satirist (Family of Noblemen)
  • 01-22[Merriwether] Jeff Thompson: Partisan (Confederate Army), died in 1876
  • 01-25Rembt T H P L A van Boneval Faure: Dutch MP
  • 01-26Julia Dent Grant: 1st lady (1862-76)
  • 01-27Richard Taylor: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 02-03Walter Bagehot: England, United Kingdom -- Economist / sociologist
  • 02-04Halbert Eleazer Paine: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 02-09John Alexander Logan: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 02-15George J Stoney: Irish physicist
  • 02-16Franz von Holstein: Composer
  • 02-16Joseph V von Scheffel: German writer (Gaudeamus)
  • 03-01John Thomas: Composer
  • 03-04John Buford: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 03-09Jean Joseph Bott: German violinist / composer
  • 03-12Robert Lowry: Composer
  • 03-14William Fisk Sherwin: Composer
  • 03-20Carel Vosmaer: Dutch art historian / poet / editor
  • 03-23Leon Minkus: Composer
  • 03-29Wilhelm Liebknecht: German MP (social-democratic)
  • 04-02Philip Dale Roddey: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
  • 04-06Gustave Moreau: French painter
  • 04-07Johann Hermann Berens: Composer
  • 04-09Thomas Hewson Neill: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
  • 04-20Dina M Craik: Writer
  • 04-28Alexander Stadtfeld: Composer
  • 05-03Charles XV Louis E: King of Sweden / Norway (1859-72) / poet
  • 05-04Frederick Church: US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
  • 05-07Varina Howell Davis: 1st lady (Confederacy), died in 1905

People died in year of 1826

  • 02-25Piotr A von der Pahlen: Military Governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60
  • 03-01J J Friedrich Weinbrenner: German Architect / archaeologist, dies at 59
  • 03-10Johan VI M L J: King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • 03-11Gervais-Francois Couperin: Composer, dies at 66
  • 03-27Jakob Haibel: Composer, dies at 63
  • 04-03Reginald Heber: Bishop and hymn writer
  • 04-13Franz Danzi: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-10Giuseppe Sigismondo: Composer, dies at 86
  • 05-24Friedrich Fesca: Composer, dies at 37
  • 05-25Christian Friedrich Ruppe: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-04Karl Maria FE von Weber: German Composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 06-05Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber: Composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 07-04John Adams: 2nd President (1797-1801), dies at 90
  • 07-04Thomas Jefferson: 3rd President (1801-09), dies at 83
  • 07-07Friedrich Ludwig Dulon: Flautist / composer, dies at 56
  • 07-11Carl Bernhard Wessely: Composer, dies at 57
  • 07-17Joseph Graetz: Composer, dies at 65
  • 07-22Giuseppe Piazzi: Monk / Mathematician (found 1st asteroid), dies at 80
  • 07-24Jacob Kimball: Composer, dies at 65
  • 07-26Freidrich Wilhelm Weis: Composer, dies at 82
  • 08-30Theodor Zwetler: Composer, dies at 67
  • 09-22J P Hebel: Writer, dies at 66
  • 10-03Jens I Baggesen: Danish writer / linguist (Labyrinth)
  • 11-17Louise Reichardt: Composer, dies at 47
  • 11-22Pavel Lambert Masek: Composer, dies at 65
  • 12-10Benedikt Emanuel Schack: Composer, dies at 68
  • 12-15William Browser: Revolting slave, executed in New York City