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Navarino Battle, 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 Pascha inspires a new fashion in Paris.
Anton von Sachsen on a painting by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein, 1827
Anton succeeds his brother
Friedrich August I
on the throne of Saxony .
1827 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1275/76 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1819/20 (September 11th / 12th)
Bengali solar calendar 1232/33 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2370/71 (southern Buddhism); 2369/70 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas 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 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4160/61 (October 2-3)
Iranian calendar 1205/06
Islamic calendar 1242/1243 (turn of the year July 24th / 25th)
Jewish calendar 5587/88 (September 21-22)
Coptic calendar 1543/44 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 1002/03
Seleucid era Babylon: 2137/38 (turn of the year April)

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

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


Politics and world events

Greek War of Independence

Other events in Europe and North Africa



  • Anuvong Rebellion : The tributary kingdoms of Vientiane and Champasak of the Lao rebel against Siamese supremacy. In February, their troops were able to advance until shortly before Bangkok, but were then beaten back and suffered a decisive defeat in the shaft near Nong Bua Lam Phu from May 1st to 4th. A few days later, Siamese troops take the capital Vientiane.


science and technology

Passenger traffic III. Class and freight transport in a contemporary graphic

Culture and society


Music and theater

The Wedding of Camacho , piano reduction 1828


  • The Berlin Chess Society is founded. It is Germany's oldest chess club and still exists in Berlin today under the exact name Berliner Schachgesellschaft 1827 Eckbauer e. V.



The great city fire of 1827, lithograph by C. A. af Scheele


January February

March April

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister
Lew Wallace

May June

Johanna Spyri

July August

September October

November December

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

May to August

Augustin Jean Fresnel

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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