1817 in History – What happened in year 1817

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

In history, year 1817 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 1817.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1817 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 marchThe Articles of Association of the Bank of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada's oldest chartered bank, were adopted.
19 mayThe Articles of Association of the Bank of Montreal inMontreal, Quebec, Canada's oldest chartered bank, were adopted.
17 OctoberSyed Ahmed Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University, was born in Delhi.
20 JanuaryRaja Ram Mohan Roy established the Hindu College now Presidency University in Calcutta, Kolkata).
15 AprilThe first school in the US opened for deaf children.
01 JanuarySailing through Sandwich Island Otto von Kotzebue explored New Year Island.
12 FebruaryThe Argentine / Chilean Patriotic Army defeated the Spanish Army at the Battle of Chacabuco.
04 MarchJames Monroe was sworn in as the fifth President of the United States.
29 AprilThe Rush-Bagot Pact was signed.
16 MaySteamboat service began on the Mississippi River.
12 JuneThe German inventor Karl Drasse drove his earliest horse ("Dreissen " or Loughmaskine), the earliest form of the bicycle, in Mannheim.
04 JulyChief engineer James Gadeus began construction on the Erie Canal, Rome, New York), one of the first major engineering works in North America.
22 AugustBrazil's city of Araracara was discovered.
11 SeptemberThe Great Revolt of 1817–18 began in Sri Lanka.
31 OctoberEmperor Ninko accepted the throne of Japan.
20 NovemberThe first Seminole War began in Florida.
10 DecemberRecognized Mississippi as the 20th state of the United States.


Famous birthdays in the year 1817:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberHeinrich von Sybel / Academic / Germany
03 February Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse / Geologist / France
03 February Émile Prudent / Painist / France
04 March Edwards Pierrepont / Politician / United States of America
05 SeptemberAleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy / Poet / Russia
05 March Austen Henry Layard / Academic / United Kingdom
06 JulyAlbert von Kölliker / Anatomist / Switzerland
08 DecemberChristian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs / Politician / Denmark
08 January Theophilus Shepstone / Politician / United Kingdom
12 JulyHenry David Thoreau / Poet / United States of America
14 MayAlexander Kaufmann / Poet / Germany
17 February Édouard Thilges / Politician / Luxembourg
22 February Carl Wilhelm Borchardt / Academic / Germany
24 SeptemberRamón de Campoamor y Campoosorio / Poet / Spain
25 NovemberJohn Bigelow / Politician / United States of America
25 AugustMarie-Eugénie de Jésus / Saint / France
27 JuneLouise von François / Author / Germany
29 JulyMartin Körber / Composer / Germany
29 JulyIvan Aivazovsky / Painter / Russia
30 NovemberTheodor Mommsen / Historian / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1817:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 MayDebendranath Tagore / Author / India
17 OctoberSyed Ahmad Khan / Philosopher / India
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