What Happened in September 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-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 9 Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention
  • Sep 16 Charles Crocker, American railroad executive (President of Central & South Pacific Railroad), born in Troy, New York (d. 1888)
  • Sep 19 Joseph Rodman West, American senator and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1898)
  • Sep 22 Eppa Hunton, American representative and Brigadier-General who fought in most ANV campaigns, born in Warrenton, Virginia (d. 1908)
  • Sep 25 Adolph von Steinwehr, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor, comedist, translator, editor of humour magazines, dies at 54