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Naval Battle of Navarino painted by Garneray
Greece gains independence from the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Navarino .
Jacques Laurent Agasse, The Nubian Giraffe, 1827
The giraffe Zarafa sent by Ali Pasha inspires a new fashion in Paris.
Anton of Saxony in a painting by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein, 1827
Anton succeeds his brother
Friedrich August I
to the throne of Saxony .
1827 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1275/76 (July turn of the year)
Ethiopian calendar 1819/20 (11/12 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1232/33 (beginning of the year April 14 or 15)
Buddhist calendar 2370/71 (Southern Buddhism); 2369/70 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Fire Pig丁亥 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Dog丙戌)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1189/90 (New Year's April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4160/61 (October 2nd/3rd)
Iranian calendar 1205/06
Islamic calendar 1242/1243 (July 24th/25th)
Jewish calendar 5587/88 (21/22 September)
Coptic calendar 1543/44 (September 11/12)
Malayalam calendar 1002/03
Seleucid era Babylon: 2137/38 (April turn of the year)

Syria: 2138/39 (October turn of the year)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese calendar) 1883/84 (April)


politics and world affairs

Greek War of Independence

Other events in Europe and North Africa

  • April 29: Three blows with a fly -feather by Algiers ruler Hussein Dey to French consul Pierre Deval at a reception after his flippant answer about the debt problem has late consequences. Three years later, under the pretext of restoring France's honor, French troops land and occupy Algeria .
  • May 5: Change of throne in Saxony. King Friedrich August I was succeeded by his brother Anton .
  • October 13: Russian troops capture Yerevan , capital of Armenia .



  • Anuvong Rebellion : The Lao tributary kingdoms of Vientiane and Champasak rebel against Siamese overlordship. In February, their troops are able to advance close to Bangkok, but are then repulsed and suffer a decisive defeat in the shaft at Nong Bua Lam Phu on May 1-4. A few days later, Siamese troops take the capital Vientiane.


science and technology

Passenger traffic III. Class and freight in a contemporary graphic

culture and society


music and theatre

The Marriage of Camacho , piano reduction 1828


  • June 30: Zarafa , the first modern giraffe in Europe, arrives in Paris.
  • December 13: Delmonico's Restaurant opens as a café in New York City.
  • The Berlin Chess Society is founded. It is Germany's oldest chess club and still exists in Berlin under the exact name Berliner Schachgesellschaft 1827 Eckbauer e. V



The Great City Fire of 1827, lithograph by CA af Scheele
  • September 4: Turku , at that time the largest city in Finland , is almost completely destroyed by a major fire.


January February

March April

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister
Lev Wallace

May June

Johanna Spyri

July August

September October

November December

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

May to August

Augustine Jean Fresnel

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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