1832 in history

1832 events chronologically

Feb 12 Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands
Mar 24 In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith
Apr 8 Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans
Apr 29 Évariste Galois is released from prison
May 7 The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King
May 24 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference
May 30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened

Top 7 most famous people born in 1832

Jan 6 Gustave Doré a French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving
Jan 23 Édouard Manet a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism
Jan 27 Lewis Carroll an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life
Apr 15 Wilhelm Busch a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter. He published comic illustrated cautionary tales from 1859, achieving his most notable works in the 1870s. Busch's illustrations used wood engraving, and later, zincography
Jul 6 Maximilian I of Mexico the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire. He was a younger brother of the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph After a distinguished career in the Austrian Navy, he entered into a scheme with Napoleon III of France to rule Mexico. France had invaded Mexico in 1861, with the implicit support and approval of other European powers, as part of the War of the French Intervention. Seeking to legitimize French rule, Napoleon III invited Maximilian to establish a new Mexican monarchy. With the support of the French army and a group of conservative Mexican monarchists, Maximilian traveled to Mexico where he declared himself Emperor of Mexico on 10 April 1864
Dec 8 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit". Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats among Norwegian writers, the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is also celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet"
Dec 15 Gustave Eiffel a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. After his retirement from engineering, Eiffel concentrated his energies on research into meteorology and aerodynamics, making important contributions in both fields

Top 7 most famous people died in 1832

Mar 4 Jean-François Champollion a French scholar, philologist and orientalist, decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Mar 22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant
May 13 Georges Cuvier a French naturalist and zoologist. Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils
May 31 Évariste Galois a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a 350 years-standing problem. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He died at age 20 from wounds suffered in a duel
Jun 6 Jeremy Bentham a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism
Jul 22 Napoleon II the son of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, and his second wife, Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
Sep 21 Walter Scott a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.