Decades: 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s - 1810s - 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s
Years: 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 - 1817 - 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822
March 4 - James Monroe succeeds James Madison as the President of the United States of America
July 4 - At Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
December 10 - Mississippi is admitted as the 20th U.S. state.
Elgin Marbles displayed in British Museum
Emperor Ninko ascends to the throne of Japan
February 19 - King William III of the Netherlands
February 22 - Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, mathematician
March 22 - Braxton Brag, Confederate general (+ 1876)
June 30 - Joseph Dalton Hooker, botanist († 1911)
July 12 - Henry David Thoreau, US philosopher
July 24 - Grand Duke Adolf of Luxembourg
November 30- Theodor Mommsen, German classical scholar and historian
January 12 - Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit
July 28 - Jane Austen (b. 1775), British novelist
Heads of states
Ottoman Empire - Mahmud II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-1839)
Prussia - Frederick William III King of Prussia (1797-1840)
Russia - Alexander I Tsar of Russia (1801-1825)\n
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