|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:|| 1780s 1790s 1800s - 1810s - 1820s 1830s 1840s
|Years:||1814 1815 1816 - 1817 - 1818 1819 1820|
|1817 in topic:|
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|Art - Literature (Poetry) - Music - Science|
|Sports - Rail Transport|
|Countries: Australia - Canada - France - Germany - Ireland - Mexico - New Zealand - Norway - South Africa - UK - USA|
|Leaders: State leaders - Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Births - Marriages - Deaths
Year 1817 (MDCCCXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1817
January - March
- January 19 - An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, starts crossing the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
- February 12 - The Argentine/Chilean patriotic army defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Chacabuco.
- March 3
- March 4 - James Monroe succeeds James Madison as the President of the United States of America.
April - June
- April - Earthquake in Palermo, Italy
- April 3 - Princess Caraboo appears in Almondsbury in Gloucestershire, England.
- April 15 - The first American school for the deaf opens in Hartford.
- April 17 - Martin Van Buren passes Erie Canal bill.
- April 28 - Rush-Bagot Treaty is signed.
- May - The General Convention of the Episcopal Church founded General Theological Seminary while meeting in New York City.
- June 5 - First Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
- June 25 - Large prison riot in Copenhagen prison - army is sent for to quell it.
July - September
- July 4 - At Rome, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
- August 22 - City of Araraquara, Brazil founded.
- August 23 - Earthquake near the site of the ancient Greek city of Helike results in 65 deaths.
October - December
- October - President and Mrs. James Monroe move back into the White House, after restoration repairs.
- October 31 - Emperor Ninkō accedes to the throne of Japan.
- November 20 - The first Seminole War begins in Florida.
- November 22 - Fredric Cailliaud discovers the old Roman emerald mines at Sikait, Egypt.
- December 10 - Mississippi is admitted as the 20th U.S. state, separated from the Alabama Territory.
- Elgin Marbles are displayed in the British Museum.
- John Kidd extracts naphthalene from coal tar.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge publishes Biographia Literaria.
- A Typhus epidemic occurs in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
- Outbreak of the Pernambucan Revolt.
|Gregorian calendar||1817 |
|Ab urbe condita||2570|
|Armenian calendar||1266 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-27 – -26|
|Coptic calendar||1533 – 1534|
|Ethiopian calendar||1809 – 1810|
|Hebrew calendar||5577 – 5578|
|- Vikram Samvat||1872 – 1873|
|- Shaka Samvat||1739 – 1740|
|- Kali Yuga||4918 – 4919|
|Iranian calendar||1195 – 1196|
|Islamic calendar||1232 – 1233|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2477|
|Thai solar calendar||2360|
January - June
- January 6 - J. J. McCarthy, Irish architect (d. 1882)
- January 8 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (d. 1893)
- February 19 - King William III of the Netherlands (d. 1890)
- February 22 - Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
- March 6 - Clémentine of Orléans, daughter of King Louis-Philippe of France and mother of Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (d. 1907)
- March 22 - Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (d. 1876)
- May 15 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (d. 1905)
- June 30 - Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist (d. 1911)
July - December
- July 12 - Henry David Thoreau, American philosopher (d. 1862)
- July 24 - Adolphe (d. 1905)
- August 3 - Archduke Albert, Austrian general (d. 1895)
- August 14 - Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)
- August 24 - Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian writer (d. 1875)
- October 17 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (Bahadaur) Founder of the Two Nation Theory for a future Pakistan (d. 1898)
- November 3 - Leonard Jerome, American entrepreneur and grandfather of Sir Winston Churchill (d. 1891)
- November 12 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
- November 17 - Benjamin Champney, American painter (d. 1907)
- November 30 - Theodor Mommsen, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)
- See also 1817 births.
January - June
- January 12 - Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
- January 16 - Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier (b. 1759)
- April 4 - André Masséna, French marshal (b. 1758)
- April 12 - Charles Messier, French astronomer (b. 1730)
- June 24 - Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1734)
July - December
- July 14 - Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, French writer (b. 1766)
- July 18 - Jane Austen, English novelist (b. 1775)
- July 19 - John Palmer, Bath architect (b. c. 1738)
- October 16 - Manuel Piar, Venezuelan military leader (b. 1774)
- November 14 - Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian spy and revolutionary who worked for the Independence of Colombia (b. 1795)
- November 30 - Jean-Baptiste-Melchior Hertel de Rouville, Canadian politician (b. 1748)
- 12 December - Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)
- See also 1817 deaths.
People of the year 1817 at Familypedia
246 people were born in 1817
167 children were born to the 109 women born in 1817
107 people died in 1817
10231 people lived in 1817
Events of the year 1817 at Familypedia
155 people were married in 1817.
There were 0 military battles in 1817.
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