1804 in history

1804 events chronologically

Jan 1 French rule ends in Haiti. Haiti becomes the first black republic and second independent country in North America after the United States
Feb 14 Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire
Feb 15 The Serbian revolution begins
Feb 16 First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia
Feb 21 The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales
Mar 4 Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales
Mar 10 Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States

Top 7 most famous people born in 1804

Jun 1 Mikhail Glinka often regarded as the fountainhead of Russian classical music. Glinka's compositions were an important influence on future Russian composers, notably the members of The Five, who took Glinka's lead and produced a distinctive Russian style of music
Jul 1 George Sand a French novelist and memoirist. She is equally well known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of artists, including the composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin and the writer Alfred de Musset
Jul 4 Nathaniel Hawthorne an American novelist and short story writer.
Jul 20 Richard Owen an English biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist. Despite being a controversial figure, Owen is generally considered to have been an outstanding naturalist with a remarkable gift for interpreting fossils
Jul 28 Ludwig Feuerbach about the German philosopher.
Nov 23 Franklin Pierce the 14th President of the United States , whose inability as president to calm tensions over slavery kept the country on the path to the Civil War. Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession, and leaving him widely regarded as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history
Dec 21 Benjamin Disraeli a British Conservative politician, writer and aristocrat who twice served as Prime Minister. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or "Tory democracy". He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is as of 2014 the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth

Top 7 most famous people died in 1804

Feb 6 Joseph Priestley an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and Liberal political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have a claim to the discovery
Feb 12 Immanuel Kant widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy. He argued that fundamental concepts structure human experience, and that reason is the source of morality. His thought continues to have a major influence in contemporary thought, especially the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics
Apr 9 Jacques Necker a French statesman of Swiss birth and finance minister of Louis XVI, a post he held in the lead-up to the French Revolution in 1789.
Jun 18 Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria the Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla by marriage. Maria Amalia was a daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis She was thus younger sister to Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor and older sister to Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Maria Carolina, Queen of Naples and Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
Jul 12 Alexander Hamilton a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the first political party
Oct 2 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot a French inventor. He is known to have built the first working self-propelled mechanical vehicle, the world's first automobile. This claim is disputed by some sources, however, which suggest that Ferdinand Verbiest, as a member of a Jesuit mission in China, may have been the first to build, around 1672, a steam-powered vehicle but that was too small to carry a driver or passengers
Nov 1 Johann Friedrich Gmelin a German naturalist, botanist, entomologist, herpetologist and malacologist.