1816 in History – What happened in year 1816


In history, year 1816 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 1816.

Know what happened in 1816:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 JuneThe Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, rival fur-trading companies, engaged in a violent confrontation in present-dayWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
19 November The University of Warsaw, currently the largest university inPoland, was established as Congress Poland found itself a territorywithout a university.
22 MayA riot broke out in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, overhigh unemployment and rising grain costs, spreading to Ely the next day.
14 AugustThe United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunhaarchipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
19 JuneThe Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, rival fur-trading companies, engaged in a violent confrontation in present-dayWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
20 FebruaryItalian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber ofSeville was hissed by the audience during its debut at the TeatroArgentina in Rome.
09 JanuaryInventor Humphry Davy first tested his Davy lamp (examplespictured), a safety lamp containing a candle for use in coal mines.
09 January Inventor Humphry Davy first tested his Davy lamp, a safety lampcontaining a candle for use in coal mines.
19 NovemberThe University of Warsaw, the largest university in Poland, was established as Congress Poland found itself a territory without auniversity.
14 AugustThe United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunhaarchipelago, ruling it from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
02 JulyThe French frigate Méduse ran aground off the coast oftoday's Mauritania, with the survivors escaping on a makeshift raft,which was depicted in Théodore Géricault's painting The Raft of theMedusa.
19 JuneThe Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, rival fur-trading companies, engaged in a violent confrontation in present-dayWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
20 FebruaryItalian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber ofSeville was hissed by the audience during its debut at the TeatroArgentina in Rome.
09 JanuaryInventor Humphry Davy first tested his Davy lamp a safety lamp containing a candle for use in coal mines.
20 FebruaryItalian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville was hissed by the audience during its debut at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
10 AprilPresident James Madison signed the charter establishing the Second Bank of the United States as the nation's second national bank.
22 MayA riot broke out in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, over high unemployment and rising grain costs, spreading to Ely the next day.
19 JuneThe Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, rival fur-trading companies, engaged in a violent confrontation in present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
02 JulyThe French frigate Méduse ran aground off the coast of today's Mauritania, with the survivors escaping on a makeshift raft, which was depicted in Théodore Géricault's painting The Raft of the Medusa .


List of famous birthdays in the year 1816:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 March Alexander Bullock / Politician / United States of America
03 January Samuel C. Pomeroy / Politician / United States of America
03 March William James Blacklock / Painter / United Kingdom
03 NovemberCalvin Fairbank / Activist / United States of America
04 JulyHiram Walker / Business Man / United States of America
04 NovemberStephen Johnson Field / Lawyer / United States of America
05 AprilSamuel Freeman Miller / Lawyer / United States of America
05 OctoberUrsula Frayne / Missionary / Ireland
11 SeptemberCarl Zeiss / Lens Maker / Germany
12 AprilCharles Gavan Duffy / Politician / Australia
14 DecemberAbraham Hochmuth / Educator / Hungary
17 AprilThomas Hazlehurst / Architect / United Kingdom
19 JuneWilliam H. Webb / Philanthropist / United States of America
19 March Johannes Verhulst / Composer / Netherlands
21 AugustCharles Frédéric Gerhardt / Academic / France
21 JulyPaul Reuter / Journalist / United Kingdom
24 MayEmanuel Leutze / Painter / United States of America
28 OctoberMalwida von Meysenbug / Writer / Germany
29 NovemberMorrison Waite / Politician / United States of America
30 January Nathaniel P. Banks / Politician / United States of America

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