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Train of the students to the Wartburg 1817
Students hold the first Wartburg Festival in Eisenach
on the Wartenberg .
The Draisine: From Drais' description of 1817
Karl Drais invents the draisine .
José de San Martín
José de San Martín
defeats the Spaniards in the
Battle of Chacabuco .
Opening of the Waterloo Bridge
The Waterloo Bridge in London opens.
1817 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1265/66 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1809/10 (September 10/11)
Bengali solar calendar 1222/23 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2360/61 (southern Buddhism); 2359/60 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Fire Ox丁丑 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Rat丙子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1179/80 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4150/51 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1195/96
Islamic calendar 1232/1233 (turn of the year 10/11 November)
Jewish calendar 5577/78 (September 10-11)
Coptic calendar 1533/34 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 992/993
Seleucid era Babylon: 2127/28 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2128/29 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1873/74 (April)


Politics and world events


Gomes Freire de Andrade
German tricolor at the Wartburg Festival



North America

James Monroe
The United States after the incorporation of Mississippi

South America

Depiction of the Battle of Chacabuco, painting by Pedro Subercaseaux Errázuriz


science and technology

Valley of the Kings

Giovanni Battista Belzoni

Teaching and Research

Other technical and scientific events



Music and theater

Alessandro Sanquirico: Stage design for La Cenerentola , first act, third image, Teatro alla Scala 1817
Title page of the libretto, Milan 1817



Leopoldine's arrival in Rio de Janeiro on November 5th



  • The first cholera pandemic begins in India.



January February

King Wilhelm III. the Netherlands

March April

Michael Phelan

May June

July August

Albert von Kölliker

September October

Theodor Storm, 1886

November December

Theodor Mommsen, 1863

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Martin Heinrich Klaproth
Charles Messier, around 1770

Second half of the year

Jean Louis Burckhardt

Exact date of death unknown

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