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* January 10 - Marriage of Napoleon and Josephine is annulled
* February 11 - Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria.
* May 10 - Revolutionary occupation of Buenos Aires town hall.
* May 25 - Armed citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy from Spain
and establish a provincial government for Argentina.
* July - Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland.
* July 20 - Colombia declares independence from Spain.
* King George III of England recognized as insane
* September 8 - The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33
employees of Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board.
After a six month journey around the tip of South America, the ship
will arrive at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men will
establish fur-trading town of Astoria.
* September 16 - national Independence Day of the Republic of Mexico
* October 12 - First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the
citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown
Prince Louis of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
* February 11 - Loisa Puget, composer
* February 22 - FrŽdŽric Chopin, Polish composer (+ 1849)
* March 1 - Frederic Chopin, French-Polish composer
* March 2 - Pope Leo XIII (+ 1903)
* May 23 - Margaret Fuller, journalist, feminist (+ 1850)
* July 21 - Henri Victor Regnault chemist and physicist
* Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie - traveler
* Robert Schumann, composer, pianist
* Henry Rowe, Gothic architect
Heads of states
* Denmark - Frederick VI King of Denmark (1808-1839), and King of Norway
* France - NapolŽon I Emperor of France (1804-1814)
* Ottoman Empire - Mahmud II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-1839)
* Prussia - Frederick William III King of Prussia (1797-1840)
* Spain - Joseph Bonaparte King of Spain (1808-1813)
* Russia - Alexander I Tsar of Russia (1801-1825)