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King Friedrich August II of Saxony on a painting by Carl Vogel von Vogelstein, around 1836
Friedrich August II. Becomes
King of Saxony and
quickly became very popular with the people.
Historic floor plan of the Alamo
The siege of the Alamo
by General Santa Anna rekindles the Texan will to resist .
The stages of Charles Darwin's circumnavigation on board the HMS Beagle from 1831 to 1836
Charles Darwin returns from circumnavigation on the HMS Beagle .
1836 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1284/85 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1828/29 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1241/42 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2379/80 (southern Buddhism); 2378/79 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the fire monkey丙申 ( at the beginning of the year wood sheep乙未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1198/99 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4169/70 (2-3 October)
Iranian calendar 1214/15
Islamic calendar 1251/1252 (turn of the year April 17th / 18th)
Jewish calendar 5596/97 (September 11-12)
Coptic Calendar 1552/53 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 1011/12
Seleucid era Babylon: 2146/47 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2147/48 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1892/93 (April)


Politics and world events

Texan War of Independence

Antonio López de Santa Anna, portrait, mid-19th century
Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto, detail from a painting by Harry A. McArdle, 1895
  • April 21: Texas fought for independence from Mexico in the 18-minute battle of San Jacinto near today's La Porte . Antonio López de Santa Anna is captured the next day and becomes a prisoner of war.
  • May 14: President Santa Anna signs the Treaty of Velasco , in which he undertakes to withdraw his troops from Texan soil and - in return for a safe escort back to Mexico - to work there for the recognition of the new Republic of Texas. However, the free withdrawal is not realized and Santa Anna is imprisoned as a prisoner of war for six months. During that time, he will be deposed by his home government and void any agreements he would sign.
Sam Houston

United States of America

United States 1836–37


South America

Flag of the Republic of Piratini
  • September 11th: In the south of Brazil , the Republic of Piratini splits off on the border with Uruguay . However, it is subsequently not recognized under international law.




Patents and company formation


science and technology

The ride of the beagle


Teaching and Research

Culture and society

Architecture and fine arts

Music and theater




  • December 27th: In Great Britain, the worst avalanche to date falls near Lewes ( Sussex ). She buried 15 people, eight of whom died.



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May June

July August

September October

November December

Ernst von Bergmann
  • December 16: Ernst von Bergmann , German-Baltic surgeon and professor of medicine († 1907)
  • December 21: Ernst Camerer , German lawyer and association official († 1919)
  • December 21: Auguste Chantre , Swiss Protestant clergyman and university professor († 1912)
  • December 23: Werner Fritze , German businessman, royal councilor and local politician († 1925)
  • December 25: Lucien C. Gause , American politician († 1880)
  • December 29th: Georg Schweinfurth , German African explorer († 1925)


January to April

May to August

André-Marie Ampère
James Madison, 1816

September to December

Charles X of France

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