1806 in History – What happened in year 1806

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

In history, year 1806 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 1806.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1806 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 februaryNapoleonic Wars-When squadrons of British and French ships ofthe line engaged in the Battle of San Domingo in the Caribbean Sea, theFrench ships Impérial and Diomède ran aground to avoid capture, butwere caught and destroyed anyway.
27 juneBritish forces took Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the River Plate. The British invasions of the River Plate were a series of unsuccessful British attempts to seize control of the Spanish colonies located around the La Plata Basin in South America (today part of Argentina and Uruguay). The invasions took place between 1806 and 1807, as part of the Napoleonic Wars, when Spain was an ally of France.
10 julyIndian sepoys mutinied against the East India Company when theybroke into Vellore Fort and killed or injured 200 British troops.
15 julyThe Pike expedition, led by Zebulon Pike to explore theLouisiana Territory, began near St. Louis, Missouri.
06 augustThe Holy Roman Empire was dissolved by its last emperor,Francis II, during the aftermath of the War of the Third Coalition.
30 octoberWar of the Fourth Coalition-Believing they were massively out numbered, the 5,300-man German garrison at Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland), surrendered to a much smaller French force without afight.
26 decemberWar of the Fourth Coalition-French troops under Napoleon engaged Russian forces in both the Battles of Pultusk and Glymin.
02 SeptemberAn entire city of Switzerland was destroyed by landslides.
21 NovemberThe Berlin Order was issued on behalf of Napoleon Bonaparte. According to this order, trade with Britain was banned from all European countries with French influence.
30 AugustNew York City's second daily newspaper Daily Advertiser was last published in America.
17 JanuaryJames Madison Randolph, grandson of the then US President Thomas Jefferson, became the first child to be born in the White House.
01 JanuaryThe French Republican calendar was abolished.
01 JanuaryThe Kingdom of Bavaria was founded by Napoleon.
28 MarchWashington College (now Washington and Jefferson College) was founded by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
29 MarchFirst United States Federal Highway granted authority for national road construction).
08 AprilNapoleon Bonaparte's daughter, Stephanie de Buehornas, married Prince Carl Ludwig Frederick, son.
05 JuneLouis Bonaparte was appointed as King of Holland by his brother, Emperor Napoleon, replacing the Batavian Republic.
10 JulyThe Vellore Rebellion was the first revolt by the Indian soldiers against the East India Company.
06 AugustFrancis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicated, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire after a millennium.
23 SeptemberThe Lewis & Clark Expedition reached St. Louis, Missouri, ending successful exploration of the Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest.
09 OctoberBattle of Schles: The First Conflict of Franco-Prussian. The Prussian army was easily defeated by the French army.
28 NovemberFrench troops entered Warsaw.
26 DecemberThe Battle of Golimein underwent a successful retaliatory battle against the French army under General Golitsin under Russian Army Marshal Murat.

Famous birthdays in the year 1806:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayCatherine Labouré / Nun / France
03 January Henriette Sontag / Actress / Germany
05 SeptemberChristophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière / Politician / France
06 March Elizabeth Barrett Browning / Poet / United Kingdom
09 March Edwin Forrest / Actor / United States of America
10 AprilJuliette Drouet / Actress / France
10 AprilLeonidas Polk / General / Scotland
11 March Louis Boulanger / Painter / France
12 MayJohan Vilhelm Snellman / Politician / Finland
12 JuneJohn A. Roebling / Engineer / United States of America
14 January Charles Hotham / Politician / Australia
16 OctoberWilliam P. Fessenden / Politician / United States of America
16 NovemberMary Tyler Peabody Mann / Author / United States of America
16 JuneEdward Davy / Physician / United Kingdom
20 MayJohn Stuart Mill / Economist / United Kingdom
22 February Józef Kremer / Philosopher / Poland
25 OctoberMax Stirner / Author / Germany
27 January Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga / Educator / Spain
27 JuneAugustus De Morgan / Mathematician / United Kingdom
29 JulyHorace Abbott / Business Man / United States of America
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