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

Music Premiere

Jun 18 Carl Maria von Weber's opera "Der Freischutz" ("The Marksman") premieres at Schauspielhaus, Berlin, Germany

  • 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
  • Jun 25 Carl Maria von Weber's "Konzertstück in f, for Piano and Orchestra" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Ion Bratianu, (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88)
  • Jun 4 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet, born in Moscow, Imperial Russia (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, English explorer (Ceylon & Egypt), born in London, England (d. 1893)
  • Jun 12 Henry Moses Judah, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Snow Hill, Maryland (d. 1866)
  • Jun 13 Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Prime Minister of France (1873-74, 1977), born in Paris (d. 1901)
  • Jun 13 Gustavus Fox, U.S. Navy officer (Mexican–American War), born in Saugus, Massachusetts (d. 1883)
  • Jun 15 Nikolay Zaremba, Russian composer and teacher of Tchaikovsky, born in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1879)
  • Jun 16 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (British Open 1861-62, 64, 67), born in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1908)
  • Jun 26 Bartolomé Mitre [Martínez], Argentine general, author, statesman and President (1862-1868), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1906)
  • Jun 27 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
  • Jun 13 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, dies at 55
  • Jun 17 Martín Miguel de Güemes Argentine military leader (b. 1785)
  • Jun 18 Charles Hague, English composer, dies at 52