1832


1832

Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1832

January - June


* February 9 - The Florida Legislative Council grants a city charter for Jacksonville, Florida.
* February 12 - Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands.
* February 12 - Cholera breaks out in London, claiming at least 3,000 victims. It spreads to France and North America later this year.
* March 24 - In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr..
* April 6 - USA: The Black Hawk War begins.
* May 7 - The Treaty of London creates an independent Kingdom of Greece. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King. Thus begins the History of modern Greece.
* May 11 - Greece is recognized as a sovereign nation; the Treaty of Constantinople ends the Greek War of Independence in July.
* May 27 - The Egyptians, aided by Maronites, seize Acre from the Ottoman Empire after a 7-month siege.
* May 30
** Germany: Hambacher Fest, a demonstration for civil liberties and national unity ends with no result.
** Canada: The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is first opened.
* June 5 - France: Anti-monarchist riots briefly break out in Paris.
* June 6 - The barricades fall and the Student Uprisings of 1832 end.
* June 7 - The Reform Act 1832 becomes law in Britain.

July - December

* July 4 - The University of Durham is founded by an act of Parliament and given royal assent by King William IV.
* September - Belvedere College, Dublin, is founded by the order of the Jesuit Society of Ireland.
* October 19 - Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity is founded at Hamilton College.
* December 3 - U.S. presidential election, 1832: Andrew Jackson is re-elected president.
* December 4 - Battle of Antwerp: The last remaining Dutch enforcement, the citadel, is under French attack.
* December 21 - Battle of Konya: The Egyptians defeat the main Ottoman army in central Anatolia.
* December 23 - The Battle of Antwerp ends with the Netherlands losing the city.

Undated

* George Catlin starts to live among the Sioux in the Dakota Territory.

Births

January - June


* January 6 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
* January 13 - Horatio Alger, Jr., American Unitarian minister and author (d. 1899)
* January 23 - Edouard Manet, French painter (d. 1883)
* January 27 - Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898)
* April 5 - Jules Ferry, French premier, (d. 1893)
* April 19 - José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
* May 14 - Charles Peace, British criminal (d. 1879)
* May 21 - James Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission (d. 1905)
* May 28 - Tony Pastor, American vaudeville and theater impresario (d. 1908)
* June 17 - Sir William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (d. 1919)

July - December


* July 6 - Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico (d. 1867)
* July 11 - Charilaos Trikoupis, 7-time Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1896)
* October 1 - Caroline Harrison, wife of President Benjamin Harrison (d. 1892)
* October 2 - Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (d. 1917)
* October 10 - Joe Cain, American parade organizer for Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1904)
* August 8 - King Georg I of Saxony (d. 1904)
* November 28 - Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (d. 1904)
* November 29 - Louisa May Alcott, American author (d. 1888)
* December 8 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)
* December 15 - Gustave Eiffel, French engineer (d. 1923)
* December 21 - John H. Ketcham, American politician (d. 1906)

Deaths

January - June


* February 3 - George Crabbe, poet and naturalist (b. 1754)
* March 4 - Jean-François Champollion, French Egyptologist (b. 1790)
* March 10 - Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (b. 1752)
* March 22 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (b. 1749)
* March 29 - Maria Teresa of Austria-Este, queen consort of Piedmont-Sardinia (b. 1773)
* May 13 - Georges Cuvier, French zoologist (b. 1769)
* May 31 - Évariste Galois, French mathematician (b. 1811)
* June 5 - Ka'ahumanu, queen consort of Hawaii (b. 1768)
* June 6 - Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
* June 21 - Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1754)
* June 23 - James Hall, Scottish geologist (b. 1761)

July - December

* July 22 - Napoleon II of France (b. 1811)
* September 2 - Franz Xaver, Baron von Zach, Austrian scientific editor and astronomer (b. 1754)
* September 21 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)
* November 14 - Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and U.S. Senator (b. 1737)
* December 18 - Philip Morin Freneau, poet and journalist (b. 1752)


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