On This Day

What Happened in 1822

Important Events in 1822

  • Sep 7 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Sep 27 French scholar Jean-Fran├žois Champollion announces he has deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics using the Rosetta Stone

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Famous People in 1822

World Leaders in 1822

Famous Weddings in 1822

  • Mar 16 Italian opera composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini weds 1st wife, opera singer Isabella Colbran, in Bologna
  • Jun 29 Nephew of Napoleon, biologist and ornithologist Prince Charles Bonaparte marries cousin Zenaide Bonaparte
  • Oct 12 "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" author Victor Hugo (20) weds Adele Fourcher