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The Battle of Trafalgar, William Clarkson Stanfield
The Royal Navy defeated under Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson
the French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar .
Portrait of Napoleon as King of Italy, painting by Andrea Appiani (1805)
Napoleon Bonaparte wins
the Battle of Austerlitz .
Muhammad Ali Pascha, painting by Auguste Couder
Muhammad Ali Pasha becomes Viceroy of Egypt .
1805 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1253/54 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1797/98 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1210/11 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2348/49 (southern Buddhism); 2347/48 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Wood Ox 乙丑 ( at the beginning of the year Wood Rat R)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1167/68 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4138/39 (October 2/3)
French revolutionary calendar Year XIII./XIV. of the Republic (September 21/22)
Iranian calendar 1183/84
Islamic calendar 1219/20 (turn of the year March 31 / April 1)
Jewish calendar 5565/66 (23/24 September)
Coptic calendar 1521/22 (10/11 September)
Malayalam calendar 980/981
Seleucid era Babylon: 2115/16 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2116/17 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1861/62 (April)


Politics and world events


Napoléon Bonaparte as King of Italy
Battle of Elchingen
Campaign from Ulm
Oil painting The Surrender of Ulm by Charles Thévenin
Trafalgar battle formation
Napoleon's entry into Vienna
Battle of Austerlitz, tactical representation



United States of America

United States 1805-09

science and technology


Culture and society

Visual arts

Music and theater

Title page of the Eroica





January February

March April

Hans Christian Andersen
Hugo von Mohl, 1858

May June

July August

September October

Stifter's birthplace in Oberplan

November December

Ferdinand de Lesseps
Joseph Smith, Jr.

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Justus Claproth, 1792
Friedrich Schiller
Luigi Boccherini

Second half of the year

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