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James Monroe
In his State of the Union address , US President James Monroe formulated
the Monroe Doctrine .
Bernardo O'Higgins
The Chilean dictator
Bernardo O'Higgins
is overthrown.
The rebellious slaves force the European troops to withdraw
A slave revolt breaks out in Demerara - Essequibo in what is now Guyana .
1823 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1271/72 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1815/16 (September 11-12)
Bengali solar calendar 1228/29 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2366/67 (southern Buddhism); 2365/66 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Water Sheep癸未 ( at the beginning of the year Water Horse壬午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1185/86 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4156/57 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1201/02
Islamic calendar 1238/1239 (turn of the year 6/7 September)
Jewish calendar 5583/84 (September 5-6)
Coptic calendar 1539/40 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 998/999
Seleucid era Babylon: 2133/34 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2134/35 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1879/80 (April)


Politics and world events



  • Elector Wilhelm II of Hessen-Kassel receives an anonymous letter in which he is threatened with death if he does not meet several ultimate demands. The threatening letter affair is the occasion for radical police state measures against suspected and feared opposition efforts in the Electorate of Hesse .


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Music and theater


The "court jester of King Carneval" is the earliest known depiction of the first masked procession




January February

Robert Whitehead

March April

May June

July August

Alexander von Hessen-Darmstadt, lithograph by Eduard Kaiser 1849

September October

November December

Exact date of birth unknown


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Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus
Giovanni Battista Belzoni

Exact date of death unknown

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