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1806

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Year 1806 (MDCCCVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1806

January - March

  • January 8 - Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
  • January 10 - Dutch in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • January 19 - The British occupy the Cape of Good Hope.
  • February 6 - Royal Navy victory off Santo Domingo - see: Action of 6 February 1806.
  • March 23 - After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their " Corps of Discovery" begin their journey home.
  • March 29 - Construction authorized of the National Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

April - June

  • April 8 - Marriage of Stephanie de Beauharnais, adopted daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte, to Prince Karl Ludwig Friedrich of Baden.
  • May 30 - Andrew Jackson kills a man in a duel after the man had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
  • June 5 - Louis Bonaparte is appointed as king of Holland by his brother emperor Napoleon.

July - September

  • July 4 - Battle of Maida between Britain and France in Calabria.
  • July 10 - Vellore Mutiny: the first instance of a mutiny by the Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
  • July 15 - Pike expedition: Near St. Louis, Missouri, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike leads an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west.
  • August 6 - Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire.
  • September - Prussia declares war on France, and is joined by Saxony and other minor German states.
  • September 23 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches St. Louis, Missouri, ending a successful exploration of the Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest.

October - December

  • October 14 - Battle of Jena-Auerstädt - Napoleon defeats the Prussian army of Prince Hohenlohe at Jena while Marshal Davout defeats the main Prussian army under the Duke of Brunswick, who is killed.
  • October 19 - Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (Jean-Jacques Dessalines) is assassinated at the Pont-Rouge Haiti.
  • October 24 - French forces enter Berlin.
  • November - Napoleon declares a Continental Blockade against the British.
  • November 15 - Pike expedition: During his second exploratory expedition, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains (it was later named Pikes Peak in his honour).
  • November 24 - The last major Prussian field force, under Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, surrenders to the French near Lübeck. The Frederick William III has by this time fled to Russia.
  • November 30 - Napoleon captures Warsaw.
  • December 26 - 1806 Battles of Pultusk and Golymin. Battle of Pultusk: Russian forces under General Bennigsen narrowly escape from a direct confrontation with Napoleon, who goes into winter quarters; Battle of Golymin: Russian forces under General Golitsyn fight a successful rearguard action against French forces under Marshall Murat.
  • Noah Webster publishes his first American English dictionary.
Section of a frieze from the Elgin Marbles.
Section of a frieze from the Elgin Marbles.
  • Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, removes the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens.


Ongoing events

Births

1806 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1806
MDCCCVI
Ab urbe condita 2559
Armenian calendar 1255
ԹՎ ՌՄԾԵ
Bahá'í calendar -38 – -37
Berber calendar 2756
Buddhist calendar 2350
Burmese calendar 1168
Chinese calendar 4442/4502-11-12
( 乙丑年十一月十二日)
— to —
4443/4503-11-22
( 丙寅年十一月廿二日)
Coptic calendar 1522 – 1523
Ethiopian calendar 1798 – 1799
Hebrew calendar 5566 – 5567
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1861 – 1862
 - Shaka Samvat 1728 – 1729
 - Kali Yuga 4907 – 4908
Holocene calendar 11806
Iranian calendar 1184 – 1185
Islamic calendar 1220 – 1221
Japanese calendar Bunka 3
(文化3年)
Korean calendar 4139
Thai solar calendar 2349
  • January 27 - Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
  • February 22 - Józef Kremer, Polish messianic philosopher (d. 1875)
  • March 6 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet (d. 1861)
  • March 12 - Jane Pierce, First Lady of the United States (d. 1863)
  • March 21 - Benito Juárez, Mexican statesman and folk hero (d. 1872)
  • April 3 - Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (d. 1856)
  • April 6 - Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl, German scholar (d. 1876)
  • April 9 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (d. 1859)
  • May 20 - John Stuart Mill, British philosopher (d. 1873)
  • June 12 - John Augustus Roebling, German-born architect (d. 1869)
  • June 28 - Napoleon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)
  • July 5 - James Dawson, Aboriginal Guardian (d. 1700)
  • October 3 - Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (d. 1850)
  • December 11 - Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, German geologist (d. 1886)

Deaths

  • January 23 - William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)
  • February 2 - Rétif de la Bretonne, French writer (b. 1734)
  • February 16 - Franz von Weyrother, Austrian general (b. 1755)
  • February 19 - Elizabeth Carter, English writer (b. 1717)
  • February 20 - Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)
  • March 23 - George Pinto English composer (b. 1785)
  • April 9 - William V of Orange (b. 1748)
  • April 22 - Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (stabbed) (b. 1763)
  • May 24 - John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)
  • June 23 - Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (b. 1723)
  • July 10 - George Stubbs, English painter (b. 1724)
  • July 11 - James Smith, American signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
  • August 10 - Michael Haydn, Austrian composer (b. 1737)
  • August 22 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter (b. 1742)
  • August 23 - Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist (b. 1736)
  • September 9 - William Paterson, Signer of the United States Constitution, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1745)
  • October 9 - Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer and surveyor (b. 1731)
  • October 10 - Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, German prince (killed in battle) (b. 1772)
  • October 25 - Henry Knox, Secretary of State under George Washington
  • November 23 - Roger Newdigate, British politician (b. 1719)
  • December 22 - William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719)
  • date unknown - Mungo Park, Scottish explorer (b. 1771)