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Events

[[[1802|edit]]] January–MarchEdit

  • March 16 – Army Corps of Engineers re-established.
  • March 16 – United States Military Academy of West Point is established.
  • March 25–March 27 – Napoleonic Wars: The Treaty of Amiens between France and the United Kingdom ends the War of the Second Coalition.
  • March 28 – H. W. Olbers discovers the asteroid Pallas.

[[[1802|edit]]] April–JuneEdit

[[[1802|edit]]] July–SeptemberEdit

[[[1802|edit]]] October–DecemberEdit

  • October 2 – War ends between Sweden and Tripoli. The United States also negotiates peace, but war continues over the size of compensation.
  • October – The French army enters Switzerland.

[[[1802|edit]]] Date unknownEdit

  • Treviranus uses the term biology for the first time.
  • Thomas Wedgwood publishes an account of his experiments in photography, along with Humphry Davy. Since they had no means of fixing the image, their photographs quickly faded.
  • William Symington builds the first successful steamship, the Charlotte Dundas.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven performs his Moonlight Sonata for the first time.
  • The English Parliament forbids pauper apprentices.
  • The Nguyen Dynasty starts to rule in Vietnam.

[[[1802|edit]]] BirthsEdit

[[[1802|edit]]] January–JuneEdit

  • January 3 – Charles Pelham Villiers, British politician (d. 1898)
  • February 11 – Lydia Maria Child, American abolitionist author (d. 1880)
  • February 19 – Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • February 26 – Victor Hugo, French author (d. 1885)
  • March 7 – Edwin Henry Landseer, British painter (d. 1873)
  • April 4 – Dorothea Dix, American activist (d. 1887)
  • May 2 – Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (d. 1870)
  • June 23 – Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (d. 1855)

[[[1802|edit]]] July–DecemberEdit

  • July 24 – Alexandre Dumas, père, French author (d. 1870)
  • July 26 – Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (d. 1855)
  • August 4 – Joseph Bonnell, Hero of the Texas Revolution (d. 1840)
  • August 5 – Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1829)
  • September 19 – Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian politician (d. 1894)
  • October 31 – Benoît Fourneyron, French engineer (d. 1867)
  • November 9 – Elijah P. Lovejoy, American abolitionist (d. 1837)
  • November 19 – Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866)
  • December 15 – Janos Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1860)
  • December 23 – Sara Coleridge, British scholar (d. 1852)

[[[1802|edit]]] DeathsEdit

[[[1802|edit]]] January–JuneEdit

  • February 2 – Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, British statesman (b. 1713)
  • February 3 – Pedro Rodríguez, Conde de Campomanes, Spanish statesman and writer (b. 1723)
  • February 26 – Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral (b. 1718)
  • April 18 – Erasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist (b. 1731)
  • May 22 – Martha Washington, first First Lady of the United States (b. 1731)

[[[1802|edit]]] July–DecemberEdit

  • July 22 – Marie François Xavier Bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (b. 1771)
  • August 10 – Franz Aepinus, German philosopher (b. 1724)
  • September 26 – Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and soldier (b. 1754)
  • November 9 – Thomas Girtin, English artist (b. 1775)
  • November 15 – George Romney, English artist (b. 1734)
  • November 16 – André Michaux, French botanist (b. 1746)
  • December 5 – Lemuel Francis Abbott, English portrait painter (b. 1716

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