1816 in the United Kingdom

1816 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1816 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents

*Monarch - George III of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister - Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Tory

Events

* 9 January - Sir Humphry Davy tested the Davy lamp for Miners at Hebburn Colliery.
* 27 August - Britain and the Netherlands bombard Algiers in an attempt to suppress slavery by the North African Barbary states.
* 2 December - Spa Fields riots: a mass meeting of conspirators dispersed by the police.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=365–366]

Unknown dates

* The British found Banjul, The Gambia.
* A British expedition explores up from the mouth of the Congo River.
* Beau Brummell flees England to escape gambling debts.
* Completion of the Leeds to Liverpool canal.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 248|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]

Publications

*"Emma", novel by Jane Austen.
*"Kubla Khan", poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
*"On First Looking into Chapman's Homer", sonnet by John Keats.
*"The Antiquary", "The Black Dwarf" and "Old Mortality", novels by Walter Scott.

Births

* 21 April - Charlotte Brontë, novelist (d. 1855)
* 30 June - Richard Lindon, inventor (d. 1887)
* 16 August - Charles John Vaughan, scholar (d. 1897)

Deaths

* 27 January - Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, admiral (b. 1724)
* 22 February - Adam Ferguson, philosopher and historian (b. 1723)
* 5 July - Dorothy Jordan, Irish actress, mistress of King William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1761)
* 7 July - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright (b. 1751)
* 15 December - Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, statesman and scientist (b. 1753)

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