What Happened in 1822

Historical Events

  • 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
  • More Historical Events

1822 in Music

Famous Weddings

  • 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