1826 in History – What happened in year 1826

In history, year 1826 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 1826.

Know what happened in 1826:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
11 FebruaryUniversity College London was founded as the first secular university in England.
21 JuneGreek War of Independence-A combined Egyptian and Ottoman armybegan their invasion of the Mani Peninsula, but they were initially heldoff by the Maniots at the fortifications of Vergas.
22 MayHMS Beagle departed on its first voyage from Plymouth for ahydrographic survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions ofSouth America.
11 FebruarySwaminarayan wrote the Shikshapatri, a book of 212 verses thatserves as the basis of Swaminarayan Hinduism.
11 February University College London (Main Building pictured) was foundedas the first secular university in England.
21 DecemberAmerican settlers in Mexican Texas made the first attempt tosecede from Mexico, establishing the short-lived Republic of Fredonia.
24 ecemberMore than one third of the cadets enrolled in the United StatesMilitary Academy in West Point, New York, rioted over the smuggling ofwhiskey to make eggnog for a Christmas Day party.
21 JuneGreek War of Independence-A combined Egyptian and Ottoman army began their invasion of the Mani Peninsula, but they were initially held off by the Maniots at the fortifications of Vergas.
22 MayHMS Beagle departed on her first voyage from Plymouth for ahydrographic survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions ofSouth America.
11 FebruarySwaminarayan wrote the Shikshapatri, a book of 212 verses thatserves as the basis of Swaminarayan Hinduism.
24 FebruaryThe Treaty of Yandabo was signed, ending the First Anglo-Burmese War, the longest and most expensive war in the history of the British Raj.
30 JanuaryThe Menai Suspension Bridge (pictured), connecting the Isle ofAnglesey and the mainland of Wales, one of the world's first modernsuspension bridges, opened.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1826:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 DecemberGeorge B. McClellan / Politician / United States of America
04 March John Buford / General / United States of America
04 March Elme Marie Caro / Philosopher / France
04 JulyStephen Foster / Writer / United States of America
04 SeptemberMartin Wiberg / Philosopher / Sweden
04 March Theodore Judah / Engineer / United States of America
04 AprilZénobe Gramme / Engineer / Belgium
05 MayEugénie de Montijo / Queen / France
06 AugustThomas Alexander Browne / Author / United Kingdom
08 March Johann Köler / Academic / Estonia
16 February Joseph Victor von Scheffel / Poet / Germany
17 SeptemberBernhard Riemann / Academic / Germany
19 OctoberRalph Tollemache / Priest / United Kingdom
21 AugustKarl Gegenbaur / Academic / Germany
24 JulyJan Gotlib Bloch / Activist / Poland
24 NovemberCarlo Collodi / Author / Italy
24 March Matilda Joslyn Gage / Author / United States of America
24 JuneGeorge Goyder / Surveyor / United Kingdom
26 AprilAmbrose R. Wright / Lawyer / United States of America
31 JulyWilliam S. Clark / Politician / United States of America

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