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1817

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Year 1817 (MDCCCXVII) 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 1817

February 12: Battle of Chacabuco.
February 12: Battle of Chacabuco.

January - March

  • January 19 - An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, starts crossing the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
  • February 12 - The Argentine/Chilean patriotic army defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Chacabuco.
  • March 3
    • The Alabama Territory is created by splitting the Mississippi Territory in half, 9 months before Mississippi becomes a U.S. state.
    • President James Madison vetoes John C. Calhoun's Bonus Bill.
  • March 4 - James Monroe succeeds James Madison as the President of the United States of America.
July 4: Erie Canal started.
July 4: Erie Canal started.

April - June

  • April - Earthquake in Palermo, Italy
  • April 3 - Princess Caraboo appears in Almondsbury in Gloucestershire, England.
  • April 15 - The first American school for the deaf opens in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • April 17 - Martin Van Buren passes Erie Canal bill.
  • April 28 - Rush-Bagot Treaty is signed.
  • May - The General Convention of the Episcopal Church founded General Theological Seminary while meeting in New York City.
  • June 25 - Large prison riot in Copenhagen prison - army is sent for to quell it.
March 3: Alabama Territory new.Dec. 10: Mississippi statehood.
March 3: Alabama Territory new.
Dec. 10: Mississippi statehood.

July - September

  • July 4 - At Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
  • July 18 - Jane Austen, famous author, dies.
  • August 22 - City of Araraquara, Brazil founded.
  • August 23 - Earthquake near the site of the ancient Greek city of Helike results in 65 deaths.

October - December

  • October 31 - Emperor Ninkō accedes to the throne of Japan.
  • November 20 - The first Seminole War begins in Florida.
  • November 22 - Fredric Cailliaud discovers the old Roman emerald mines at Sikait, Egypt.
  • December 10 - Mississippi is admitted as the 20th U.S. state, separated from the Alabama Territory.


Elgin Marbles displayed.
Elgin Marbles displayed.

Undated

  • Elgin Marbles are displayed in the British Museum.
  • John Kidd extracts naphthalene from coal tar.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge publishes Biographia Literaria.
  • A Typhus epidemic occurs in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Outbreak of the Pernambucan Revolt.

Births

1817 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1817
MDCCCXVII
Ab urbe condita 2570
Armenian calendar 1266
ԹՎ ՌՄԿԶ
Bahá'í calendar -27 – -26
Berber calendar 2767
Buddhist calendar 2361
Burmese calendar 1179
Chinese calendar 4453/4513-11-14
( 丙子年十一月十四日)
— to —
4454/4514-11-24
( 丁丑年十一月廿四日)
Coptic calendar 1533 – 1534
Ethiopian calendar 1809 – 1810
Hebrew calendar 5577 – 5578
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1872 – 1873
 - Shaka Samvat 1739 – 1740
 - Kali Yuga 4918 – 4919
Holocene calendar 11817
Iranian calendar 1195 – 1196
Islamic calendar 1232 – 1233
Japanese calendar Bunka 14
(文化14年)
Korean calendar 4150
Thai solar calendar 2360

January - June

  • January 6 - J. J. McCarthy, Irish architect (d. 1882)
  • January 8 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (d. 1893)
  • February 19 - King William III of the Netherlands (d. 1890)
  • February 22 - Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
  • March 6 - Clémentine of Orléans, daughter of King Louis-Philippe of France and mother of Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (d. 1707)
  • March 22 - Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (d. 1876)
  • April 15 - Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol College (d. 1893)
  • May 15 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (d. 1705)
  • June 30 - Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist (d. 1911)

July - December

  • July 12 - Henry David Thoreau, American philosopher (d. 1862)
  • July 24 - Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1705)
  • August 3 - Archduke Albert, Austrian general (d. 1895)
  • August 14 - Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)
  • August 24 - Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian writer (d. 1875)
  • October 17 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (Bahadaur) Founder of the Two Nation Theory for a future Pakistan (d. 1898)
  • November 3 - Leonard Jerome, American entrepreneur and grandfather of Sir Winston Churchill (d. 1891)
  • November 12 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
  • November 17 - Benjamin Champney, American painter (d. 1707)
  • November 30 - Theodor Mommsen, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1703)

Deaths

January - June

  • January 12 - Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
  • January 16 - Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier (b. 1759)
  • April 4 - André Masséna, French marshal (b. 1758)
  • April 12 - Charles Messier, French astronomer (b. 1730)
  • June 24 - Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1734)

July - December

  • July 14 - Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, French writer (b. 1766)
  • July 18 - Jane Austen, English novelist (b. 1775)
  • July 19 - John Palmer, Bath architect (b. c. 1738)
  • October 16 - Manuel Piar, Venezuelan military leader (b. 1774)
  • November 14 - Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian spy and revolutionary who worked for the Independence of Colombia (b. 1795)
  • November 30 - Jean-Baptiste-Melchior Hertel de Rouville, Canadian politician (b. 1748)
  • 12 December - Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)