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1807 ( was a MDCCCVII) common year starting on Thursday ( dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday ( dominical letter F) of the Julian calendar, the 1807th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 807th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 7th year of the 19th century, and the 8th year of the 1800s decade. As of the start of 1807, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.
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July 5 – A disastrous British attack is mounted against Buenos Aires during the second failed invasion of the Río de la Plata.
July 7– July 9 – The Peace of Tilsit is signed between France, Prussia and Russia. Napoleon and Russian Emperor Alexander I ally together against the British. The Prussians are forced to cede more than half their territory, which is formed into the Duchy of Warsaw in their former Polish lands and the Kingdom of Westphalia in western Germany.
July 13 – With the death of Henry Benedict Stuart, the last Stuart claimant to the throne of the United Kingdom, the movement of Jacobitism comes to an effective end.
July 20 – Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon Bonaparte for the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powers a boat upstream on the river Saône in France.
August 17 – The , North River Steamboat Robert Fulton's first American steamboat, leaves New York City for Albany on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.
September 1 – Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason. He had been accused of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Mexico to become part of an independent republic.
September 2– 7 – Battle of Copenhagen: The British Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent the Dano-Norwegian navy from surrendering to Napoleon; 30% of the city is destroyed and 2,000 citizens are killed.
September 4 – Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China, arrives in Guangzhou.
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January–June [ edit ]
January 13 – Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American general and railroad executive (d. 1883)
January 19 – Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)
February 27 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)
March 1 – Wilford Woodruff, American religious leader (d. 1898)
March 14 – Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)
April 2 – William F. Packer, American politician (d. 1870)
April 3 – Jane Digby, English adventurer (d. 1881)
April 8 – Ann Pouder, supercentenarian (d. 1917)
April 20 – John Milton, Governor of Florida (d. 1865)
May 28 – Louis Agassiz, French zoologist and geologist (d. 1873)
June 6 – Adrien-François Servais, Belgian musician (d. 1866)
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July 4 – Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot (d. 1882)
August 8 – Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (d. 1892)
August 11 – David Rice Atchison, American politician (d. 1886)
August 18 – Charles Francis Adams Sr., American historical editor, politician and diplomat (d. 1886)
September 2 – Fredrika Runeberg, Finnish writer (d. 1879)
September 7 – Henry Sewell, 1st Premier of New Zealand (d. 1879)
September 16 – John Lenthall, American naval architect and shipbuilder (d. 1882)
October 8 – Harriet Taylor, English philosophical writer (d. 1858)
October 19 – Edward Bigge, English cleric, 1st Archdeacon of Lindisfarne (d. 1844)
December 17 – John Greenleaf Whittier, Quaker poet and abolitionist (d. 1892)
January–June [ edit ]
February 1 – Sir Thomas Troubridge, 1st Baronet, British admiral (b. ca. 1758)
February 5 – Pasquale Paoli, Corsican patriot and military leader (b. 1725)
February 27 – Louise du Pierry, French astronomer (b. 1746)
March 10 – Jean Thurel, French soldier (b. 1698)
April 4 – Jérôme Lalande, French astronomer (b. 1732)
April 10 – Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, regent of Weimar and Eisenach (b. 1739)
May 10 – Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (b. 1725)
May 13 – Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (b. 1721)
May 17 – John Gunby, Maryland soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745)
May 18 – John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (b. 1721)
June 9 – Andrew Sterett, American naval officer (b. 1778)
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References [ edit ]
^ Farndale, W. E. (1950). The Secret of Mow Cop: a new appraisal of the origins of Primitive Methodism. London: Epworth Press.