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What Happened in 1823

Important Events in 1823

  • 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 US President James Monroe declares the "Monroe Doctrine" opposing European colonialism in the Americas, arguing any European political intervention in the New World would be a hostile act against the United States

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1823 in Music

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


Famous People in 1823

World Leaders in 1823