July 1822 in history

July 1822 events chronologically

Jul 2 Thirty-five slaves are hanged in South Carolina, including Denmark Vesey, after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion
Jul 8 Chippewas turn over a huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom
Jul 26 José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar
Jul 26 First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1822

Jul 4 Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume a French sculptor.
Jul 16 Luigi Arditi an Italian violinist, composer and conductor.
Jul 19 Princess Augusta of Cambridge a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of George III. She married into the Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and became the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Jul 20 Gregor Mendel a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, Mendel's pea plant experiments conducted between 1856 and 1863 established many of the rules of heredity, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance
Jul 23 Darius N. Couch an American soldier, businessman, and naturalist. He served as a career U.S. Army officer during the Mexican-American War, the Second Seminole War, and as a general officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War
Jul 24 Adolf Overweg a German geologist, astronomer, and traveler from Hamburg. As a member of a mission to fix trade routes in Central Africa he became the first person of European origin to circumnavigate Lake Chad by boat
Jul 26 Jakob Dubs a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council. Along with Gustave Moynier and Guillaume-Henri Dufour, he founded the Swiss Red Cross in July of 1866, and served as its first President until 1872

Died in July 1822

Jul 2 Denmark Vesey noted for his plan for "the rising," a major slave revolt in 1822; by some accounts, it would have involved thousands of slaves in the city and others on plantations miles away. A skilled carpenter, Vesey had won a lottery and purchased his freedom at age 32 in 1799. He had a good business and a family, but he could not buy his wife and children out of slavery. Vesey became active in the Second Presbyterian Church; in 1818 he was among the founders of an AME Church in the city. This was the first independent black denomination in the nation and had recently been organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Supported by white Charleston clergy, it rapidly attracted 1848 members, making this congregation the second-largest AME church in the nation. City officials twice closed it for violating slave laws related to times and purpose of gatherings
Jul 8 Percy Bysshe Shelley regarded by critics as amongst the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein
Jul 23 Hieronymus Karl Graf von Colloredo-Mansfeld an Austrian corps commander during the Napoleonic Wars. He played an important part in the German campaign of 1813, contributing decisively to the coalition victory at the battle of Kulm