What Happened in 1823

Important Events

  • Jul 2 Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia
  • Dec 2 President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", a US foreign policy regarding Latin America
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1823 in Music

  • Dec 20 Play "Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus" by Helmina von Chézy with incidental music by Franz Schubert premieres in Vienna

World Leaders in 1823

Famous People in 1823

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • Jan 17 Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36
  • Jan 21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • Jan 26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies at 73
  • Feb 7 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Romance of the Forest), dies at 58
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