What Happened in June 1826

Historical Events

  • Jun 15 Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II abolishes the elite Janissary corps executing thousands for treason to make way for a more modern army
  • Jun 20 Siam and Britain sign trade/peace treaty
  • Jun 21 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • Jun 1 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • Jun 5 Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer
  • Jun 6 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist
  • Jun 16 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)
  • Jun 24 George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
  • Jun 3 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
  • Jun 5 Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber, composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • Jun 7 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)