1840 in History – What happened in year 1840

In history, year 1840 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 1840.

Know what happened in 1840:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 MayThe United Kingdom issued the Penny Black (pictured), theworld's first official adhesive postage stamp.
10 February Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha married Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom at the Chapel Royal, becoming prince-consort.
21 JanuaryThe French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville discovered AdélieLand, Antarctica.
21 JanuaryThe French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville discovered Adélie Land, Antarctica.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1840:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 SeptemberJacob Christian Fabricius / Composer / Denmark
10 JuneTheodor Philipsen / Painter / Denmark
12 OctoberHelena Modjeska / Actress / United States of America
12 NovemberAuguste Rodin / Sculptor / France
13 MayAlphonse Daudet / Poet / France
14 JuneWilliam F. Nast / Business Man / United States of America
16 JuneErnst Otto Schlick / Author / Germany
16 March Shibusawa Eiichi / Business Man / Japan
16 OctoberKuroda Kiyotaka / Politician / Japan
17 DecemberNozu Michitsura / Field Marshal / Japan
18 January Henry Austin Dobson / Poet / United Kingdom
18 March William Cosmo Monkhouse / Poet / United Kingdom
20 March Illarion Pryanishnikov / Painter / Russia
21 DecemberNamık Kemal / Journalist / Turkey
21 February Murad V / Sultan / Turkey
22 January Ernest Wilberforce / Bishop / United Kingdom
23 February Carl Menger / Educator / Austria
25 March Myles Keogh / Colonel / Ireland
27 SeptemberAlfred Thayer Mahan / Historian / United States of America
28 AugustAlexander Cameron Sim / Business Man / Scotland

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