1816 in History – What happened in year 1816

✅ Published on April 3rd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1816 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 1816.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1816 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 januaryInventor Humphry Davy first tested his Davy lamp a safety lamp containing a candle for use in coal mines.
20 februaryItalian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville was hissed by the audience during its debut at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
10 aprilPresident James Madison signed the charter establishing the Second Bank of the United States as the nation's second national bank.
22 mayA riot broke out in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, over high unemployment and rising grain costs, spreading to Ely the next day.
19 juneBattle of Seven Oaks started between North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company near Winnipeg, Canada. The main cause of dispute was Fur trade. It is also known as Pemmican War.
19 juneThe Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, rival fur-trading companies, engaged in a violent confrontation in present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
02 julyThe French frigate Méduse ran aground off the coast oftoday's Mauritania, with the survivors escaping on a makeshift raft,which was depicted in Théodore Géricault's painting The Raft of theMedusa.
14 augustThe United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunhaarchipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
19 novemberThe University of Warsaw, the largest university in Poland, was established as Congress Poland found itself a territory without auniversity.
09 JulyThe South American country Argentina gained independence from Spain.
11 DecemberIndiana became the 19th state of the United States.
10 AprilThe federal government of the United States approved the establishment of a second bank there.
09 JanuarySir Humphrey Davy's Davy lamp was first tested underground at Hebburn colliery in north eastern England as a coal mining safety lamp.
27 FebruaryThe Dutch withdrew Suriname from France after Napoleon's defeat.
20 MarchThe US Supreme Court affirmed the authority to review the state's decision.
10 AprilThe federal government of the United States approved the establishment of a second bank there.
02 MaySache-Cobourg (later King of the Belgian) Leopold married Charlotte Augusta, but she died the following year.
19 JuneIn the Battle of Seven Oaks the Hudson Bay Company was defeated by the North West Company in Canada, near Winnipeg.
09 JulyThe United Provinces of South America declared their independence from Spain.
24 AugustThe Treaty of St. Louis signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
05 SeptemberLouis XVIII tried to dissolve the Chamber ("the rarest Chamber").
21 OctoberPenang Island Free Penco established Penang Island in modern Malaysia) by Rev. Sparke Hutchings.
19 NovemberThe University of Warsaw was founded.
12 DecemberThe throne of Sicily and Naples merged into two Kingdom of Sicily under King Ferdinand I.

Famous birthdays in the year 1816:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 January Samuel C. Pomeroy / Politician / United States of America
03 March William James Blacklock / Painter / United Kingdom
04 NovemberStephen Johnson Field / Lawyer / United States of America
05 AprilSamuel Freeman Miller / Lawyer / United States of America
12 AprilCharles Gavan Duffy / Politician / Australia
13 DecemberWerner von Siemens / Engineer / Germany
14 JulyArthur de Gobineau / Author / France
17 AprilThomas Hazlehurst / Architect / United Kingdom
17 NovemberAugust Wilhelm Ambros / Composer / Austria
19 JuneWilliam H. Webb / Philanthropist / United States of America
20 AprilBogoslav Šulek / Historian / Croatia
21 JulyPaul Reuter / Journalist / United Kingdom
21 AugustCharles Frédéric Gerhardt / Academic / France
22 AprilCharles-Denis Bourbaki / General / France
24 MayEmanuel Leutze / Painter / United States of America
25 February Giovanni Morelli / Historian / Italy
28 OctoberMalwida von Meysenbug / Writer / Germany
29 DecemberCarl Ludwig / Physician / Germany
29 NovemberMorrison Waite / Politician / United States of America
31 JulyGeorge Henry Thomas / General / United States of America
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