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This article is about the year 1828.
|Centuries:||18th century – 19th century – 20th century|
|Decades:||1790s 1800s 1810s – 1820s – 1830s 1840s 1850s|
|Years:||1825 1826 1827 – 1828 – 1829 1830 1831|
|1828 in topic:|
|Archaeology – Architecture – Art – Literature – Music|
|Australia – Brazil - Canada – France – Germany – Mexico – Philippines – South Africa – United Kingdom – United States|
|Rail Transport – Science – Sports|
|Lists of leaders|
|Colonial Governors – State leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2581|
|Bahá'í calendar||−16 – −15|
|British Regnal year||8 Geo. 4 – 9 Geo. 4|
|Chinese calendar||丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4524 or 4464
— to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4525 or 4465
|- Vikram Samvat||1884–1885|
|- Shaka Samvat||1750–1751|
|- Kali Yuga||4929–4930|
|Japanese calendar||Bunsei 11
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 12 days|
|Minguo calendar||84 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2371|
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The year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar.
- January 4 – France: Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac succeeds the Comte de Villèle as Prime Minister of France.
- January 22 – United Kingdom: The Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington succeeds Lord Goderich as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- February 19 – The Boston Society for Medical Improvement is established.
- February 22 – Treaty of Turkmenchay: Russian-Persian peace treaty: Russia captures Eastern Armenia from Qajar dynasty Persia.
- April 11 – Bahía Blanca is founded.
- April 26 – Treaty of Commerce and Navigation signed between Brazil and Denmark, establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
- May 26 – Supposedly feral child: Kaspar Hauser is discovered in Nuremberg, Germany.
- June 3 – Gran Colombia–Peru War: President Simón Bolívar declares war on Peru.
- June 23 – Portugal: King Miguel I overthrows his niece Queen Maria II, beginning the Liberal Wars.
- A typhoon kills approximately 10,000 people in Kyūshū, Japan.
- August 11 – William Corder is hanged at Bury St Edmunds, England, for the murder of Maria Marten at the Red Barn a year ago.
- August 27 – South America: Brazil and Argentina recognize the independence of Uruguay. Simón Bolívar declares himself dictator of Gran Colombia.
- September 29 – Russo-Turkish War (1828–29): Varna is taken by the Russian army.
- October 26 – English naturalist and explorer William John Burchell collects the only known specimen of Parabouchetia brasiliensis,an exceptionally rare member of the nightshade family Solanaceae, in central Brazil.
- November 11 – Greek War of Independence: the London Protocol entails the creation of an autonomous Greek state under Ottoman suzerainty, encompassing the Morea and the Cyclades.
- November 12 – Anouvong, ruler of the Kingdom of Vientiane, is deposed and the kingdom is annexed by Siam. During the war, the city of Vientiane is obliterated by Siamese forces.
- December 1 – Decembrist revolution (Argentina): Juan Lavalle, returning to Buenos Aires with troops that fought in the Cisplatine War, deposes the provincial governor Manuel Dorrego, reigniting the Argentine Civil Wars.
- December 3 – U.S. presidential election: Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
- December 30 – Publication (begun on January 14) of Franz Schubert's song cycle Winterreise is concluded posthumously.
- Friedrich Wöhler synthesizes urea, possibly discrediting a cornerstone of vitalism.
- Ányos Jedlik creates the world's first electric motor.
- 32,000 Angolans are sold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- February 8 – Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
- March 18 – William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
- March 20 – Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (d. 1906)
- May 8
- May 12 – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (d. 1882)
- June 21 – Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist and petrologist (d. 1904)
- July 9 – Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
- July 28 – Iosif Gurko, Russian field marshal (d. 1901)
- August 6 – Andrew Taylor Still, father of osteopathy (d. 1917)
- August 17 – Maria Deraismes, French feminist (d. 1894)
- September 8
- September 9 (O.S. August 28) – Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (d. 1910)
- October 20 – Horatio Spafford, author of the hymn It is Well with my Soul (d. 1888)
- October 26 – William M. Robbins, U.S. Representative from North Carolina (d. 1905)
- October 31 – Joseph Swan, English physicist and chemist (d. 1914)
- November 17 – Milton Wright, American bishop of the United Bretheren Church and father of aviation pioneers the Wright brothers (d. 1917)
- November 19 – Rani Lakshmibai, queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi (d. 1858)
- December 8 – Clinton B. Fisk, American temperance movement leader (d. 1890)
- January 10 – François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
- March 12 – Jack Randall, early boxing champion
- April 16 – Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (b. 1746)
- May 8 – Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer (b. 1781)
- May 16 – William Congreve, British rocket pioneer (b. 1772)
- May 28 – Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751)
- June 21 – Leandro Fernández de Moratín, dramatist and poet (b. 1760)
- July 15 – Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
- July 21 – Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1755)
- September 20 – George Bethune English, American explorer and writer (b. 1797)
- September 22 – Shaka, the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom (b. 1787)
- November 5 – Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg), Empress of Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)
- November 19 – Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (b. 1797)
- December 4 – Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
- December 22