Year 1816 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 8 Sophie Germain is the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her paper on elasticity
  • Jan 12 France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
  • Jan 22 Lord Byron completes poems "Parisina" and "Siege of Corinth"
  • Feb 13 -14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
  • Feb 27 Dutch regain Suriname from the French after the defeat of Napoleon
  • Mar 6 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck, Germany
  • Mar 20 US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
  • Apr 9 African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Philadelphia)
  • Apr 10 2nd Bank of US chartered
  • Apr 10 Samuel Taylor Coleridge recites his poem "Kubla Khan" to fellow poet Lord Byron, who persuades him to publish it
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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 29 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
  • May 2 Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
  • Dec 30 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft

Historical Divorces

  • Apr 16 Leading Romantic poet Lord Byron signs Deed of Separation dissolving his marriage with Lady Byron at her request after 1 year of marriage