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

Events in year of 1827

  • 01-01Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
  • 01-17Duke of Wellington appointed British Supreme Commander
  • 01-21Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
  • 02-07Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (NYC)
  • 02-271st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • 02-281st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) chartered
  • 03-15University of Toronto is chartered
  • 03-2920,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
  • 04-02Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • 04-07English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
  • 06-05Turks capture Acropolis and takes Athens during Greek War of Independ
  • 07-04Slavery abolished in New York
  • 07-231st US swim school opens (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • 08-10Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
  • 08-17Dutch King Willem I / Pope Leo XII sign concord
  • 10-20Battle at Navarino: Engl / Russ / French fleet beat Turk / Egyptian fleet
  • 11-15Creek-indians lose all their property in US

People born in year of 1827

  • 01-01William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 01-06John Calvin Brown: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 01-06John Wesley Frazer: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in 1906
  • 02-01Alphonse de Rothschild: French banker
  • 02-02Abner Monroe Perrin: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 02-02Oswald Aschenbach: German painter
  • 02-10Peter J Savelberg: Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
  • 02-19Charles Robert Woods: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855
  • 02-20Edward Stuyvesant Bragg: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
  • 02-22James Barnet Fry: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
  • 02-24Charles Davis Jameson: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 02-27Richard W Johnson: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
  • 03-07Henry DeLamar Clayton: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 03-11Septimus Winner: Composer
  • 03-12John Robert Jones: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
  • 03-12William Richard Terry: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
  • 03-19Alexander Shaler: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1911
  • 03-26Emanuel Kania: Composer
  • 04-02William Holdman Hunt: English painter (Light of the World)
  • 04-05Joseph Lister: England, United Kingdom -- Physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • 04-10Lewis Wallace: Major General (Union volunteers) / author (Ben Hur)
  • 04-12Edward Mollenhauer: Composer
  • 04-15Julius Tausch: Composer
  • 04-17French C Baeckelmans: Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
  • 04-20John Gibbon: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
  • 04-22William Hopkins Morris: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900
  • 04-23Johann F Ritter von Schulte: German Catholic lawyer
  • 04-26Charles Edward Hovey: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 05-07Francis Engle Patterson: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 05-16Petrus J H Cuypers: Architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)

People died in year of 1827

  • 01-05Frederick of York: English duke / Bishop / General, dies at 63
  • 01-30Johann Philipp Christian Schulz: Composer, dies at 53
  • 02-02Johann Nepomuk Kalcher: Composer, dies at 62
  • 02-07Franz Anton Dimmler: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-17Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Swiss educator, dies at 81
  • 02-26David Moritz Michael: Composer, dies at 75
  • 03-05Alessandro Volta: Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82
  • 03-09Franz Xaver Gerl: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-26Ludwig van Beethoven: German Composer (Appassionata), dies at 56
  • 04-22Thomas Rowlandson: Caricaturist
  • 04-23Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis: Actress (Phaedra / Lady MacBeth), dies at 65
  • 04-24Pierre Joseph Candielle: Composer, dies at 82
  • 04-26Bernardo Ottani: Composer, dies at 90
  • 05-05Frederik Augustus I: Justified, King of Saxon (1806-27), dies at 76
  • 06-26Christian A Vulpius: German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini)
  • 06-26Samuel Crompton: English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73
  • 07-16Josiah Spode: Potter
  • 08-02James Hewitt: Composer, dies at 57
  • 08-08George Canning: British Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 57
  • 08-12William Blake: English Poet / painter, dies at 69
  • 08-27Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff: Austrian Earl / prince / diplomat
  • 09-18Robert Pollok: Poet
  • 10-10Ugo Foscolo: Italian poet, dies at 49
  • 11-07Bartolomeo Campagnoli: Ital violinist / Composer / conductor, dies at 76
  • 11-18Wilhelm Hauff: Writer, dies at 24
  • 11-20Alexey Nikolayevich Titov: Composer, dies at 58
  • 11-24Harman W Muntinghe: Lawyer / colonial director, dies at 54
  • 11-28Dov Baer Schneersohn: Lubavitch leader / Author (Imirei Binah)
  • 12-09Francois Leonard Rouwyzer: Composer, dies at 90
  • 12-26Jan David Holland: Composer, dies at 81