1805 in History – What happened in year 1805

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

In history, year 1805 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 1805.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1805 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 aprilGerman composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
02 juneNapoleonic Wars - A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptured Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
21 octoberNapoleonic Wars-Lord Nelson signalled 'England expects thatevery man will do his duty' to the rest of his Royal Navy forces before they defeated Pierre-Charles Villeneuve and his combined French–Spanish navy at the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain's Cape Trafalgar.
26 novemberThe Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the longest and highest aqueduct inGreat Britain, opened.
27 MayNapoleon Bonaparte became emperor of Italy.
05 OctoberLord Cornwallis, the second Governor General and Commander in Chief of the British Raj in India, died in Ghazipur.
21 OctoberA battle called Drafalgar occurred near the Gibraltar water damru central in southwestern Spain. Britain defeated the French and Spanish fleets in this war.
14 DecemberGeorge Brancken, a British blacksmith, discovered stone coal.
26 DecemberAustria and France signed the Pressburg Confederacy.
11 JanuaryMichigan was created capital in the United States.
15 FebruaryThe Harmony Society was officially formed as a Christian community in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
04 MarchThomas Jefferson was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States.
29 AprilRucher Jane Schemelpeninck was appointed by Napoleon as Grand Pensioner of the Republic of Batavian.
26 MayNapoleon was crowned King of Italy.
04 JuneThe first Barbary War ended between Tripoli and the United States.
04 JuneHeld the first stage of the theater at the Horse Guards Parade in London.
09 JulyMuhammad Ali Pasha found his dynasty in Egypt.
26 JulyThe earthquake in Mollis and Campania, Italy killed about 5,573 people.
07 NovemberThe Lewis & Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean.
26 NovemberThe Pontcisille Aqueduct opened in Wales, it is 1,007 ft 307 m) long and 126 ft 38 m) long.
26 DecemberThe peace of Pressburg was signed between France and Austria.


Famous birthdays in the year 1805:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AprilHans Christian Andersen / Writer / Denmark
04 AugustWilliam Rowan Hamilton / Physicist / Ireland
05 AprilSamuel Forde / Painter / Ireland
05 JulyRobert FitzRoy / Captain / New Zealand
06 DecemberJean Eugène Robert-Houdin / Magician / France
09 AugustJoseph Locke / Politician / United Kingdom
10 DecemberWilliam Lloyd Garrison / Journalist / United States of America
10 AugustFerenc Toldy / Historian / Germany
11 February Jean Baptiste Charbonneau / Explorer / United States of America
14 NovemberFanny Mendelssohn / Pianist / Germany
15 JuneWilliam B. Ogden / Politician / United States of America
22 JuneGiuseppe Mazzini / Journalist / Italy
22 DecemberJohn Obadiah Westwood / Archaeologist / United Kingdom
23 OctoberJohn Russell Bartlett / Historian / United States of America
23 DecemberJoseph Smith / Religious Leader / United States of America
27 JuneNapoléon Coste / Guitarist / France
27 January Samuel Palmer / Painter / United Kingdom
27 SeptemberGeorge Müller / Missionary / Germany
29 AugustFrederick Denison Maurice / Priest / United Kingdom
31 DecemberMarie d'Agoult / Author / Germany
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