< MDCCCVIII = 1808 >
Events in 1808
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|27 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|28 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|3 March:|| ||Johann Christian Fabricius, Danish zoologist, dies in Kiel at age 63.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|3 May:|| ||The execution of Spanish civilians by French troops inspires Francisco Goya to paint “El tres de mayo de 1808 en Madrid”.|
|5 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|29 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|9 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1223 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|8 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|22 December:|| ||Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and 6 are premiered at a four hour concert in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, directed by the composer.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1808
François Laurent, Charles Messier, Joseph Haydn, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Eise Eisinga, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Ernst Chladni, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Joseph Niépce, Robert Fulton, Francis II, Muhammad Ali, Napoleon Bonaparte, André-Jacques Garnerin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Richard Trevithick, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, André-Marie Ampère, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, Simón Bolívar, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Louis Daguerre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Georg Ohm, Jean-François Champollion, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Heinrich Heine, Franz Schubert, Eugène Delacroix, Alexander Pushkin, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Christian Doppler, Johann Strauss and Hans Christian Andersen celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1808 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1712, 1740, 1768 and 1796 in the century before it and 1836, 1864, 1892 and 1904 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1808 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 November 2017.