January 4 The Vicomte de Martignac succeeds the Comte de Villèle as Prime Minister of
January 22 The Duke of Wellington succeeds Lord Goderich as Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom. He repeals the Test Act, emancipating all Catholics, and introduces the Roman
Catholic Relief Act the following year.
April 26 Russia declares war on Turkey, in support of the Greek struggle for independence.
May 26 - Mysterious foundling Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of
August 9 The Egyptians evacuate Greece, practically ending hostilities there.
August 27 The Russians defeat the Turks at Akhaltzikke.
December 3 - U.S. presidential election, 1828: Challenger Andrew Jackson beats incumbent
John Quincy Adams and is elected President of the United States.
Urea becomes the first organic compound to be artificially synthesised, by Friedrich Wöhler
White comedian Thomas D. Rice introduces blackface and the song "Jim Crow" to
January 2 - Jan de Vooght
January 8 - Wouter Tholenaars
January 8 - Neeltje van der Werf
January 9 - Tona Berman
February 8 - Jules Verne
, author (+ 1905).
February 21 - Aartje van den Houten
March 13 - Willem de Wijs
March 20 - Henrik Ibsen
, (+ 1906).
April 10 - Johanna Quant
May 8 - Jean Henri Dunant
, Swiss founder of the Red Cross movement.
May 12 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti
, poet, painter (+ 1882).
August 18 - Maarten van den Houten
September 9 - Leo Tolstoy
, Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace).
September 28 - Gerardus Tolenaars
December 4 - Pieter van Splunder
February 2 - Cornelis van den Houten
February 8 - Paulus van den Houten
May 16 - William Congreve
, British rocket pioneer.
July 15 - Jean Antoine Houdon
August 27 - Cornelis van den Houten
October 11 - Maria van den Houten
December 22 - William Hyde Wollaston
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