1802 in History – What happened in year 1802

✅ Published on April 2nd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1802 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 1802.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1802 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 marchThe United States Congress authorized the establishment of theU.S. Army Corps of Engineers in order to operate the U.S. MilitaryAcademy at West Point, New York.
25 marchFrance and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty of Amiens, temporarily ending the hostilities between the two during the French Revolutionary Wars.
15 aprilEnglish poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Encountered a 'long belt' of daffodils, inspiring him to pen his most famous work, 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'.
22 julyGia Long conquered Hanoi and unified modern-day Vietnam, whichhad experienced centuries of feudal warfare.
31 DecemberMaratha Peshwa Bajirao II came under the protection of the British.
15 JanuaryKansasburg Academy of Modern Washington and Jefferson College) founded by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
08 FebruarySimon Willard patented the banjo watch.
28 MarchHeinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers discovered the asteroid Pallas.
10 AprilThe Great Trigonometric Survey of India began with the measurement of a baseline near Madras.
19 MayNapoleon Bonaparte established the army of Sir French Legion).
01 JuneThe United States Patent and Trademark Office was established within the State Department.
18 JuneGa Long was crowned as the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam.
22 JulyGA Long captured Hanoi to complete his unification of Vietnam.
02 AugustIn a referendum, Napoleon Bonaparte was confirmed as the first Consul of France.
11 SeptemberThe Italian region of the piedmes became part of the French First Republic.
02 OctoberThe war between Sweden and Tripoli ended.
02 DecemberThe health and ethics of the Apprentices Act came into effect in the United Kingdom, as a result of which the conditions for child labor in factories were regulated.


Famous birthdays in the year 1802:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayHeinrich Gustav Magnus / Chemist / Germany
04 AprilDorothea Dix / Activist / United States of America
06 SeptemberAlcide d'Orbigny / Zoologist / France
09 AprilElias Lönnrot / Physician / Finland
09 NovemberElijah Parish Lovejoy / Journalist / United States of America
10 January Carl Ritter von Ghega / Engineer / Austria
11 February Lydia Maria Child / Author / United States of America
12 JuneHarriet Martineau / Author / United Kingdom
13 AprilLeopold Fitzinger / Zoologist / Austria
13 SeptemberArnold Ruge / Author / Germany
19 NovemberSolomon Foot / Politician / United States of America
19 SeptemberLajos Kossuth / Journalist / Hungary
20 February Charles Auguste de Bériot / Violinist / Belgium
22 January Richard Upjohn / Architect / United States of America
25 AugustNikolaus Lenau / Author / Romania
25 OctoberJoseph Montferrand / Logger / Canada
25 OctoberRichard Parkes Bonington / Painter / United Kingdom
26 February Victor Hugo / Poet / France
29 NovemberWilhelm Hauff / Poet / Germany
31 AugustHusein Gradaščević / General / Turkey
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