< MDCCCIX = 1809 >
Events in 1809
|4 January:|| ||Louis Braille, French inventor of braille, is born in Coupvray.|
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|15 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 January:|| ||Edgar Allan Poe, American author, is born in Boston.|
|12 February:|| ||Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.|
|12 February:|| ||Charles Darwin, English naturalist, is born in Shrewsbury.|
|14 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dragon makes way for the Year of the Snake.|
|7 March:|| ||Jean-Pierre Blanchard, French inventor and aviation pioneer, dies in The Hague in the Netherlands at age 55.|
|29 March:|| ||Finland gains autonomy from Sweden.|
|30 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|31 March:|| ||Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer, is born in Sorochyntsi.|
|2 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|1 May:|| ||François Laurent, marquis d' Arlandes, French army officer, co-pilot of Pilâtre de Rozier in the first manned balloon flight in 1783, later dismissed from the army for cowardice in the French Revolution, dies under unclear circumstances in his castle of Saleton near Anneyron at age 66 or 67.|
|21 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|31 May:|| ||Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer, dies in Vienna at age 77 with Napoleon's army shooting cannons in the background.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Alfred, Lord Tennyson, British poet, is born in Somersby.|
|7 September:|| ||Rama I, king of Siam since 1782, dies in Bangkok at age 72.|
|20 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|28 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1224 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|28 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1809
Charles Messier, James Watt, 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, 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 1809 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1713, 1719, 1730, 1741, 1747, 1758, 1769, 1775, 1786 and 1797 in the century before it and 1815, 1826, 1837, 1843, 1854, 1865, 1871, 1882, 1893, 1899 and 1905 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?2018 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?1809 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 April 2018.