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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1816 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1816
Ab urbe condita2569
Armenian calendar1265
Assyrian calendar6566
Balinese saka calendar1737–1738
Bengali calendar1223
Berber calendar2766
British Regnal year56 Geo. 3 – 57 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2360
Burmese calendar1178
Byzantine calendar7324–7325
Chinese calendar乙亥年 (Wood Pig)
4512 or 4452
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
4513 or 4453
Coptic calendar1532–1533
Discordian calendar2982
Ethiopian calendar1808–1809
Hebrew calendar5576–5577
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1872–1873
 - Shaka Samvat1737–1738
 - Kali Yuga4916–4917
Holocene calendar11816
Igbo calendar816–817
Iranian calendar1194–1195
Islamic calendar1231–1232
Japanese calendarBunka 13
Javanese calendar1742–1744
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4149
Minguo calendar96 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar348
Thai solar calendar2358–2359
Tibetan calendar阴木猪年
(female Wood-Pig)
1942 or 1561 or 789
    — to —
(male Fire-Rat)
1943 or 1562 or 790

1816 (MDCCCXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1816th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 816th year of the 2nd millennium, the 16th year of the 19th century, and the 7th year of the 1810s decade. As of the start of 1816, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

This year was known as the Year Without a Summer, because of low temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly the result of the Mount Tambora volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815, causing severe global cooling, catastrophic in some locations.[1]






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