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Meeting of the monarchs on the Memel near Tilsit;  Painting by Adolphe Roehn
The Peace of Tilsit ends the Fourth Coalition War .
Coat of arms of the Duchy of Warsaw: half Saxon, half Polish
Napoleon Bonaparte establishes the Duchy of Warsaw .
Jérôme and Katharina Bonaparte as King and Queen of Westphalia
Jérôme Bonaparte becomes king of the newly founded Kingdom of Westphalia .
1807 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1255/56 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1799/1800 (September 11-12)
Bengali solar calendar 1212/13 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2350/51 (southern Buddhism); 2349/50 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Fire Rabbit 丁卯 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Tiger丙寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1169/70 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4140/41 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1185/86
Islamic calendar 1221/22 (turn of the year March 10/11)
Jewish calendar 5567/68 (October 2/3)
Coptic calendar 1523/24 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 982/983
Seleucid era Babylon: 2117/18 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2118/19 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1863/64 (April)


Politics and world events


Battle of Prussian Eylau
Napoleon receives the Persian envoy Mirza Mohammad Reza Qazvini at Finckenstein Castle
Battle of Heilsberg
Battle of Friedland
Napoleon receives the Prussian queen in Tilsit, painting by Nicolas Gosse (1787–1878)
Naval Battle of Copenhagen

Other events worldwide


science and technology


Torquato Tasso, title page of the first print
Image of the original amphitheater
  • The Boston Athenæum , one of the oldest libraries in the United States, is founded.



  • January 12th : The city of Leiden is badly affected by the explosion of a ship carrying gunpowder . 151 people are killed, an estimated 2,000 are injured and around 220 houses are destroyed.


January to March

April to June

Louis Agassiz

July to September

Giuseppe Garibaldi, around 1866

October to December

Robert Blum, painting by August Hunger, between 1845 and 1848

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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