1808 in History – What happened in year 1808


In history, year 1808 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 1808.

Know what happened in 1808:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 January As a result of the lobbying efforts by the Abolitionist Movement, the importation of slaves into the United States was officially banned, although slavery itself was not yet abolished.
08 July Joseph Bonaparte approved the Bayonne Statute, a royal charterintended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
19 March Charles IV of Spain abdicated in favour of his son, Ferdinand VII.
22 DecemberGerman composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his FifthSymphony, one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all ofEuropean classical music, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
08 JulyJoseph Bonaparte approved the Bayonne Statute, a royal charterintended as the basis for his rule as King of Spain during thePeninsular War.
06 AprilJohn Jacob Astor founded the American Fur Company, the profitsfrom which would make him the United States' first multi-millionaire.
19 March Charles IV of Spain abdicated in favour of his son,Ferdinand VII.
26 JanuaryGovernor of New South Wales William Bligh was deposed by theNew South Wales Corps in the only successful armed takeover ofgovernment in Australia's recorded history.
08 JulyJoseph Bonaparte approved the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as King of Spain during the Peninsular War.
19 MarchCharles IV of Spain abdicated in favour of his son,Ferdinand VII.
12 JanuaryJohn Rennie's scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Reculver, from coastal erosion was abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture.
08 JulyJoseph Bonaparte approved the Bayonne Statute, a royal charterintended as the basis for his rule as King of Spain during the Peninsular War.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1808:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberMary Anna Custis Lee / Queen / United States of America
01 JuneHenry Parker / Politician / United Kingdom
02 NovemberJules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly / Author / France
03 AugustHamilton Fish / Politician / United States of America
03 JuneJefferson Davis / Politician / United States of America
05 February Carl Spitzweg / Poet / Germany
09 JulyAlexander William Doniphan / Lawyer / United States of America
11 AugustWilliam W. Chapman / Politician / United States of America
13 January Salmon P. Chase / Politician / United States of America
15 AprilWilliam Champ / Politician / United Kingdom
15 JulyHenry Edward Manning / Cardinal / United Kingdom
15 MayMichael William Balfe / Composer / Ireland
20 AprilNapoleon III / Politician / France
21 JulySimion Bărnuțiu / Academic / Romania
22 March David Swinson Maynard / Lawyer / United States of America
25 March José de Espronceda / Poet / Spain
26 February Nathan Kelley / Architect / United States of America
26 February Honoré Daumier / Painter / France
27 January David Strauss / Author / Germany
29 OctoberCaterina Scarpellini / Astronomer / Italy

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