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Johannes Bückler, painting by KH Ernst (1803)
Schinderhannes was arrested and brought before the investigating judge in Frankfurt am Main .
Decree establishing the Legion of Honour
Napoleon Bonaparte
founds the Legion of Honor .
Death of Lieutenant Rudolf von Werdt in the Steckli War
The Steckli War breaks out in the Helvetic Republic .
1802 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1250/51 (July turn of the year)
Ethiopian calendar 1794/95 (10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1208/09 (beginning of the year April 14 or 15)
Buddhist calendar 2345/46 (Southern Buddhism); 2344/45 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the Water Dog壬戌 ( at the beginning of the year Metal Rooster 辛酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1164/65 (April New Year)
Dangun era (Korea) 4135/36 (October 2nd/3rd)
French Revolutionary Calendar Year X./XI. of the Republic (21/22 September)
Iranian calendar 1180/81
Islamic calendar 1216/17 (New Year May 3rd/4th)
Jewish calendar 5562/63 (26/27 September)
Coptic calendar 1518/19 (10/11 September)
Malayalam calendar 977/978
Seleucid era Babylon: 2112/13 (April turn of the year)

Syria: 2113/14 (October turn of the year)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese calendar) 1858/59 (April)


politics and world affairs


Insulting image of the military collection of taxes during the Helvetic period, around 1800


  • January 29: More than 40,000 French, led by General Leclerc , Napoleon Bonaparte's brother-in-law, land in Saint-Domingue , now Haiti , after ex-slave Toussaint Louverture , who had been promoted to governor, arbitrarily occupied the Spanish - administered neighboring colony of Santo Domingo the previous year and abolished slavery in both colonies.

United States of America

United States 1802/03



Drawing of Trevithick's locomotive from 1802
The Hard spinning mill around 1820

science and technology

Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland at the foot of the Chimborazo


Goethe Theater in Bad Lauchstadt





January February

Victor Hugo, around 1875

March April

May June

July August

Alexandre Dumas the Elder

September October

November December

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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