What Happened in June 1821

Historical Events

  • Jun 14 Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, bringing the 300 year old Sudanese kingdom to an end
  • Jun 18 Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)
  • Jun 19 Decisive defeat of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia)
  • Jun 21 African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
  • Jun 23 Dutch troops conquer Palembang
  • Jun 24 Battle of Carabobo; Bolívar defeats royalists outside Caracas

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Ion Bratianu, (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88)
  • Jun 4 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)
  • Jun 8 John Dunlap Stevenson, American attorney, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1897)
  • Jun 8 Samuel White Baker, explorer (Ceylon/Egypt), born in London, England
  • Jun 12 Henry Moses Judah, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Snow Hill, Maryland (d. 1866)
  • Jun 13 Albert, duc de Broglie, French premier (1873-74, 1977)
  • Jun 13 Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox, Asst Secy (Union), (d. 1883)
  • Jun 14 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter
  • Jun 15 Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer
  • Jun 16 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908)
  • Jun 26 Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine general
  • Jun 27 August Conradi, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
  • Jun 13 [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, minister of finance/patriot, dies at 55
  • Jun 17 Martín Miguel de Güemes Argentine military leader (b. 1785)
  • Jun 18 Charles Hague, composer, dies at 52