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Theater bill for the premiere of The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller on January 13, 1782
The play Die Räuber by Friedrich Schiller is premiered at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and causes a scandal.
King Taksin
Taksin ,
King of Siam ,
is executed ...
Rama I.
... his successor Rama I founded the Chakri dynasty .
1782 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1230/31 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1774/75 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1187/88 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2325/26 (southern Buddhism); 2324/25 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the water tiger壬寅 ( at the beginning of the year metal buffalo 辛丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1144/45 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4115/16 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1160/61 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1196/97 (December 6/7)
Jewish calendar 5542/43 (September 8/9)
Coptic calendar 1498/99 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 957/958
Seleucid era Babylon: 2092/93 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2093/94 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1838/39 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

American War of Independence

Naval Battle of St. Kitts, Thomas Maynard (1783)
The Battle of The Saintes, Thomas Whitcombe (1783)

Holy Roman Empire

Other events in Europe


King Ramas I statue at Memorial Bridge, Bangkok


science and technology



Music and theater

Prompt book for the Mannheim premiere in 1782
Poster for the premiere


Profile of Anna Göldi in the Zürcher Zeitung from February 9, 1782



  • August 4 : The British East Indiaman Grosvenor is shipwrecked off the east coast of South Africa. 15 people are killed in the sinking. Only six survivors reach a Dutch settlement after an odyssey through the hinterland.
  • August 28 : British ship of the line Royal George (100 guns) capsizes and sinks while at anchor in the Solent . Between 800 and 950 people drown, including Vice Admiral Richard Kempenfelt and large numbers of children and women. To this day, the sinking is the worst peacetime shipwreck in the history of the Royal Navy .

Historical maps and views

Quedlinburg 1782, drawn by CC Voigt (north is on the left)


First quarter

Second quarter

Friedrich Froebel

Third quarter

Fourth Quarter

Martin Van Buren

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Daniel Bernoulli

Second half of the year

Andreas Sigismund Marggraf

Exact date of death unknown

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