1807 in History – What happened in year 1807

In history, year 1807 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1807.

Know what happened in 1807:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 AugustRobert Fulton's North River Steamboat, the world's firstcommercially successful paddle steamer, went into service.
20 July French brothers Claude and Nicéphore Niépce received a patentfor their Pyréolophore (diagram pictured), one of the world's firstinternal combustion engines.
22 DecemberIn an effort to avoid engaging in the Napoleonic Wars, theUnited States Congress passed the Embargo Act, forbidding American shipsfrom engaging in trade with foreign nations.
22 JuneThe British warship HMS Leopard pursued and attacked theAmerican frigate USS Chesapeake in the belief that the latter haddeserters from the Royal Navy.
25 March The Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
29 March German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovered 4 Vesta, the brightest asteroid and the second-most massive body in the asteroid belt.
02 SeptemberThe British Royal Navy began their bombardment of Copenhagen tocapture the Dano-Norwegian navy.
17 AugustRobert Fulton's North River Steamboat, the world's firstcommercially successful paddle steamer, went into service on the HudsonRiver in New York.
22 JuneThe British warship HMS Leopard pursued and attacked theAmerican frigate USS Chesapeake in the belief that the latter haddeserters from the Royal Navy.
17 AugustRobert Fulton's North River Steamboat, the world's firstcommercially successful paddle steamer, went into service on the HudsonRiver in New York.
20 JulyFrench brothers Claude and Nicéphore Niépce received a patentfor their Pyréolophore (diagram pictured), one of the world's firstinternal combustion engines.
22 DecemberIn an effort to avoid engaging in the Napoleonic Wars, the United States Congress passed the Embargo Act, forbidding American ships from engaging in trade with foreign nations.
02 SeptemberThe British Royal Navy began their bombardment of Copenhagen tocapture the Dano-Norwegian navy.
20 JulyFrench brothers Claude and Nicéphore Niépce received a patentfor their Pyréolophore, one of the world's first internal combustionengines.
29 MarchGerman astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers discovered 4Vesta, the brightest asteroid and the second-most massive body in theasteroid belt.
19 FebruaryFormer U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr was arrested for treasonafter having raised a private army to allegedly create an independentnation in Spanish Texas.
03 FebruaryNapoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom captured Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay, from the Spanish Empire.
25 MarchThe Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
22 JuneThe British warship HMS Leopard pursued and attacked the American frigate USS Chesapeake in the belief that the latter had deserters from the Royal Navy.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1807:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyThomas Green Clemson / Politician / United States of America
03 February Joseph E. Johnston / Politician / United States of America
04 JulyGiuseppe Garibaldi / Politician / Italy
04 OctoberLouis-Hippolyte Lafontaine / Politician / Canada
06 January Joseph Petzval / Mathematician / Germany
06 JuneThiệu Trị / Emperor / Vietnam
08 OctoberHarriet Taylor Mill / Activist / United Kingdom
08 AugustEmilie Flygare-Carlén / Author / Sweden
08 February Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins / Zoologistet / United Kingdom
09 SeptemberRichard Chenevix Trench / Philologist / Ireland
11 January Ezra Cornell / Business Man / United States of America
12 JuneAnte Kuzmanić / Journalist / Croatia
12 JulyThomas Hawksley / Engineer / United Kingdom
15 AugustJules Grévy / Politician / France
16 NovemberJónas Hallgrímsson / Author / Iceland
16 January Charles Henry Davis / Admiral / United States of America
19 January Robert E. Lee / Academic / United States of America
27 February Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / Poet / United States of America
28 MayLouis Agassiz / Geologist / United States of America
30 JuneFriedrich Theodor Vischer / Poet / Germany

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