March 1822 in history

March 1822 events chronologically

Mar 30 The Florida Territory is created in the United States
Mar 31 The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an attempted rebellion, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1822

Mar 8 Ignacy Łukasiewicz a Polish pharmacist and petroleum industry pioneer who in 1856 built the world's first oil refinery. His achievements included the discovery of how to distill kerosene from seep oil, the invention of the modern kerosene lamp , the introduction of the first modern street lamp in Europe , and the construction of the world's first modern oil well
Mar 11 Joseph Louis François Bertrand a French mathematician who worked in the fields of number theory, differential geometry, probability theory, economics and thermodynamics.
Mar 14 Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies the Empress consort of Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil, who reigned from 1831 to 1889. Born a Princess of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in present-day southern Italy, she was the daughter of King Don Francesco I of the Italian branch of the House of Bourbon and his wife Maria Isabel. It was long believed by historians that the Princess was raised in an ultra-conservative, intolerant atmosphere which resulted in a timid and unassertive character in public and an ability to be contented with very little materially or emotionally. Recent studies revealed a more complex character, who despite having respected the social norms of the era, was able to assert a limited independence due to her strongly opinionated personality as well as her interest in learning, sciences and culture
Mar 16 Rosa Bonheur a French animalière, realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais , which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1848, and is now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by peasants set against a vast pastoral landscape; and, The Horse Fair which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur is widely considered to have been the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century
Mar 16 John Pope (military officer) a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief but successful career in the Western Theater, but he is best known for his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run in the East
Mar 27 Henri Murger a French novelist and poet.
Mar 31 Dmitry Grigorovich a Russian writer, artist, and art critic.

Died in March 1822

Mar 2 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber a German composer, who also served as the cantor of the Kreuzkirche in Dresden.
Mar 9 Edward Daniel Clarke an English naturalist, mineralogist and traveller.
Mar 16 Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Campan a French educator, writer and lady-in-waiting. In the service of Marie Antoinette before and during the French Revolution, she was afterwards headmistress of the first "Maison d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur", as appointed by Napoleon in 1807
Mar 19 Józef Wybicki a Polish jurist, poet, political and military activist. He is best remembered as the author of Mazurek Dąbrowskiego , which in 1927 was adopted as the Polish national anthem
Mar 19 Valentin Haüy the founder, in 1784, of the first school for the blind, the Royal Institution for the Young Blind in Paris. In 1819, Louis Braille entered this school
Mar 26 Theodor Grotthuss a German chemist known for establishing the first theory of electrolysis in 1806 and formulating the first law of photochemistry in 1817. His theory of electrolysis is considered the first description of the so-called Grotthuss mechanism