1807 in History – What happened in year 1807

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

In history, year 1807 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 1807.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1807 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 februaryNapoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom captured Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay, from the Spanish Empire.
19 februaryFormer U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr was arrested for treasonafter having raised a private army to allegedly create an independentnation in Spanish Texas.
25 marchThe Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
29 marchSwedish settlers founded New Sweden near Delaware Bay, the first Swedish colony in America.
22 juneThe British warship HMS Leopard pursued and attacked the American frigate USS Chesapeake in the belief that the latter had deserters from the Royal Navy.
20 julyFrench brothers Claude and Nicéphore Niépce received a patentfor their Pyréolophore, one of the world's first internal combustionengines.
17 augustRobert Fulton's North River Steamboat, the world's firstcommercially successful paddle steamer, went into service on the HudsonRiver in New York.
02 septemberThe British Royal Navy began their bombardment of Copenhagen tocapture the Dano-Norwegian navy.
22 decemberIn an effort to avoid engaging in the Napoleonic Wars, the United States Congress passed the Embargo Act, forbidding American ships from engaging in trade with foreign nations.
02 MarchThe US Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the country. This was an important step towards the abolition of slavery.
25 MarchThe first passenger rail service started in England.
17 FebruaryHenry Christopher was elected the first President of the State of Haiti.
19 FebruaryIn Alabama, a conspiracy against former United States Vice President Aaron Burr was tried, but proved innocent.
29 MarchHeinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers traced the Asteroid Vesta.
27 AprilThe French army captured Danzig after a 6-week siege.
31 MayThe primitive Methodist had grown up in the northern Midlands of England for a full day.
09 JuneThe Duke of Portland won the United Kingdom general election.
20 JulyAfter successfully powering a boat upstream on the Saone River in France, Nicéphores Niepa was patented by Napoleon Bonaparte for Pyrélophore, the world's first internal combustion engine.
17 AugustThe North River Steamboat, Robert Fulton's first American steamboat, was abandoned in New York City, Albany on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat boat service in the world.
04 SeptemberRobert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China, arrived in Guangzhou.
13 OctoberThe Geological Society of London was founded.
29 NovemberThe Portuguese Queen María and Court are bound for Brazil on Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro became the Portuguese capital.
22 DecemberThe United States Congress passed the sanctions law.

Famous birthdays in the year 1807:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyThomas Green Clemson / Politician / United States of America
03 AprilMary Carpenter / Educational / United Kingdom
04 OctoberLouis-Hippolyte Lafontaine / Politician / Canada
04 JulyGiuseppe Garibaldi / Politician / Italy
06 JuneThiệu Trị / Emperor / Vietnam
06 January Joseph Petzval / Mathematician / Germany
07 SeptemberHenry Sewell / Politician / United Kingdom
08 February Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins / Zoologistet / United Kingdom
08 AugustEmilie Flygare-Carlén / Author / Sweden
09 AprilJames Bannerman / Academic / Scotland
11 January Ezra Cornell / Business Man / United States of America
11 JuneJames F. Schenck / Admiral / United States of America
11 AugustDavid Rice Atchison / Lawyer / United States of America
12 JuneAnte Kuzmanić / Journalist / Croatia
15 AugustJules Grévy / Politician / France
16 NovemberJónas Hallgrímsson / Author / Iceland
17 DecemberJohn Greenleaf Whittier / Poet / United States of America
27 February Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / Poet / United States of America
28 MayLouis Agassiz / Geologist / United States of America
30 JuneFriedrich Theodor Vischer / Poet / Germany
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