1806

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October 25, 2021

1806 (MDCCCVI) was the year that, according to the Gregorian calendar, began on Wednesday.

Events

12-16 July - Representatives of 16 German states sign an agreement under Napoleon's pressure to form the so-called German Confederation (also called the Rhine Confederation). The Holy Roman Empire (with a later addition: the German nation), which lasted from 962, disappeared. 12-15 August - Serbian insurgents defeat the Battle of Mishar over the Ottoman army. October 10 - The French army defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Saalfeld. October 14 - The French army defeats the Prussians in the battles of Auerstedt and Jena. November 21 - Napoleon launches a so-called continental blockade of England. Spices, coffee, cocoa and sugar imported by England from India became unavailable in Europe. Sugar factories and beets began to be built. December 11 - Saxony is promoted to a kingdom. December 26 - The French and Russian armies clash at the Battle of Pultusk. American chemist Benjamin Siliman introduced Priestley soda in the USA.

Ongoing events

1803-1815 - Napoleonic Wars 1804–1813 - Russo-Persian War 1804-1813 - The first Serbian uprising 1806-1812 - Russo-Turkish War 1806-1814 - Continental blockade

Science and art

November 10 - The Prague Polytechnic was opened in Prague as an independent technical college. František Josef Gerstner was appointed the first director of the Estates Polytechnic Institute František Josef Gerstner built a model of a steam engine, but it was not used in practice for structural defects. A new chemical compound called morphine has been discovered.

Birth

Česko

January 24 - František Jaroslav Vacek Kamenický, patriotic priest, writer and poet († March 23, 1869) January 19 - Václav Jindřich Veit, composer († February 17, 1864) February 20 - Emanuel Dubský of Třebomyslice, († September 19, 1881) March 26 - Josef Slavík, violinist and composer († May 30, 1833) May 8 - Jan Bedřich Kittl, composer († July 20, 1868) July 16 - Jan Slavomír Tomíček, writer, journalist and historian († April 28, 1866) October 13 - Peter Wucherer, civil servant and politician († March 17, 1877) November 12 - Josef Jaroslav Langer, journalist and poet († April 28, 1846) December 23 - Karel Nöttig, 7th Brno Residence Bishop († January 14, 1882) ? - Karol Hodytz, music composer († 1892)

World

January 1 - Lionel Kieseritzky, German chess champion († May 18, 1853) January 14 - Matthew Fontaine Maury, American astronomer, historian and oceanographer († February 1, 1873) January 27 - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, Spanish composer († January 17, 1826) February 22 - Józef Kremer, Polish writer († June 2, 1875) March 6 - Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, English poet († June 29, 1861) March 12 - Jane Pierce, wife of 14th US President Franklin Pierce († December 2, 1863) March 21 - Benito Juárez, Mexican president († July 18, 1872) March 22 - Ernst Waidele von Willingen, Austrian lawyer, judge and politician († June 21, 1870) April 9 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British designer († September 15, 1859) April 11 Anastasius Grün, Austrian poet and translator († September 12, 1876) Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, French economist and sociologist († April 5, 1882) April 25 - William of Brunswick, Duke of Braunschweig († October 18, 1884) April 27 - Marie Kristýna of Naples-Sicily, Queen of Spain, wife of Ferdinand VII. († August 22, 1878) May 2nd Catherine Labouré, French nun, Marian visionary, Catholic saint († 31 December 1876) Charles Gleyre, Swiss painter († May 5, 1874) May 12 - Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish

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