January 1802 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 25 Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jan 26 Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
  • Jan 29 John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
  • Jan 6 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • Jan 13 Eduard von Bauernfeld, comedic playwright, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 19 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
  • Jan 22 Richard Upjohn, US, gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
  • Jan 31 Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero

Deaths in History

  • Jan 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina, dies at 59