< MDCCCXV = 1815 >
Events in 1815
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|9 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|18 February:|| ||The War of 1812 between the United States and the British Empire ends in an American victory.|
|24 February:|| ||Robert Fulton, American inventor and steamboat pioneer, dies in New York at age 49.|
|26 February:|| ||Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from the island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France.|
|1 March:|| ||Napoleon arrives back in France after escaping his exile on Elba.|
|16 March:|| ||Willem I, son of the last stadtholder Willem V, is made the first king of the Netherlands.|
|19 March:|| ||The royal French army stationed outside the capital defects to Napoleon upon hearing he is approaching; around midnight the king decides to escape to Holland.|
|20 March:|| ||Napoleon arrives back in Paris to begin his Hundred Days campaign.|
|26 March:|| ||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 April:|| ||Otto von Bismarck, Prussian politician who united Germany, is born in Schönhausen.|
|10 April:|| ||The eruption of Tambora in the East Indies is the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history, the last one measuring more than 6 on the VEI, releasing four times more energy than the famous 1883 Krakatau eruption, killing 71000 people and spreading ash to make 1816 a worldwide “year without a summer”.|
|24 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|25 April:|| ||Giovanni Caselli, Italian physicist and inventor, is born in Siena.|
|14 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|9 June:|| ||The “Final Act” of the Congress of Vienna is signed.|
|18 June:|| ||Napolean meets his Waterloo.|
|8 July:|| ||The French monarchy is restored a second time when Louis XVIII returns from his Hundred Days exile.|
|26 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1230 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|25 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|1 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1815
Charles Messier, James Watt, William Herschel, 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, 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, Hans Christian Andersen, Louis Braille, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nikolai Gogol, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Charles Dickens, Søren Kierkegaard, Giuseppe Verdi, David Livingstone, Richard Wagner and Ludwig Schläfli celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1815 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1719, 1730, 1741, 1747, 1758, 1769, 1775, 1786, 1797 and 1809 in the century before it and 1826, 1837, 1843, 1854, 1865, 1871, 1882, 1893, 1899, 1905 and 1911 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?1815 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 April 2017.