1816 (MDCCCXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar. In the Julian calendar, it was also a leap year starting on Saturday.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1780s  1790s  1800s  – 1810s –  1820s  1830s  1840s
Years: 1813 1814 181518161817 1818 1819

Events change

  • Known as the "Year Without A Summer" in the northern hemisphere because of global cooling caused by the Mount Tambora volcanic eruption that happened in 1815.
  • February 12 – Fire almost destroyed the city of St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • March 23 – Law frees serfs in Estonia
  • March 25 – Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck dies
  • May 2 – Leopold of Saxe-Coburg (later known as King of the Belgians) marries Charlotte Augusta, but she dies the next year.
  • June 19 – Battle of Seven Oaks between Hudson Bay and Northwest fur-trading companies, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • July 9 – Argentina becomes free from Spain
  • July 17 – The French passenger ship Medusa runs aground off the coast of Senegal, with 140 lives lost.
  • August 24 – The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • December 11 – Indiana is admitted as the 19th U.S. state.

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