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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1802 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1802
French Republican calendar10–11
Ab urbe condita2555
Armenian calendar1251
Assyrian calendar6552
Balinese saka calendar1723–1724
Bengali calendar1209
Berber calendar2752
British Regnal year42 Geo. 3 – 43 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2346
Burmese calendar1164
Byzantine calendar7310–7311
Chinese calendar辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4499 or 4292
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4500 or 4293
Coptic calendar1518–1519
Discordian calendar2968
Ethiopian calendar1794–1795
Hebrew calendar5562–5563
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1858–1859
 - Shaka Samvat1723–1724
 - Kali Yuga4902–4903
Holocene calendar11802
Igbo calendar802–803
Iranian calendar1180–1181
Islamic calendar1216–1217
Japanese calendarKansei 14 / Kyōwa 1
Javanese calendar1728–1729
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4135
Minguo calendar110 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar334
Thai solar calendar2344–2345
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
1928 or 1547 or 775
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
1929 or 1548 or 776
March 25: The Treaty of Amiens is signed.
August 2: Napoleon is confirmed as the First Consul of France.

1802 (MDCCCII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1802nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 802nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 2nd year of the 19th century, and the 3rd year of the 1800s decade. As of the start of 1802, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






  • October 2 – War ends between Sweden and Tripoli. The United States also negotiates peace, but war continues over the size of compensation.
  • October 15 – French Army General Michel Ney enters Switzerland with 40,000 troops, on orders of Napoleon Bonaparte.[12]
  • October 16 – The port of New Orleans and the lower Mississippi River are closed to American traffic by order of the city's Spanish administrator, Juan Ventura Morales, threatening the economy in the western United States, and prompting the need for the Louisiana Purchase.[13]
  • October 26 – A powerful 7.9 earthquake shakes the Romanian district of Vrancea destroying hundreds of buildings, triggering landslides and killing 4 people. This earthquake is considered one of the strongest to have shaken Europe.
  • November 16 – The newly elected British House of Lords is inaugurated by King George III, who tells the members, "In my intercourse with foreign powers, I have been actuated by a sincere disposition of the maintenance of peace," but adds that "My conduct will be invariably regulated by a due consideration of the actual situation of Europe, and by a watchful solicitude for the permanent welfare of my people."[14]
  • November 23 – East Indiaman Vryheid, in the service of the Batavian Republic, is shipwrecked in a gale off Hythe, Kent, in the south of England; only 18 of 472 on board survive.
  • December 2 – The Health and Morals of Apprentices Act in the United Kingdom comes into effect, regulating conditions for child labour in factories. Although poorly enforced, it pioneers a series of Factory Acts.



Victor Hugo
Lydia Maria Child
Dorothea Dix


Alexandre Dumas
Sara Coleridge

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Erasmus Darwin
Martha Washington



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