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- February-March - Revolts in Modena, Parma and the Papal States are put down by Austrian troops
- February 20 - Battle of Grochow. Polish rebel forces divide a Russian army.
- March 19 - City Bank of New York is the site of the first bank robbery in United States history ($245,000 taken).
- April 7 - Pedro I of Brazil abdicates as emperor of Brazil in favor of his son Pedro II of Brazil.
- May 26 - Battle of Ostrolenka. The Poles fight another indecisive battle.
- July 21 - inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians
- August 2 - Dutch invasion of Belgium. It is repelled by a French army
- August 21 - Outbreak of Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. Approximately 55 whites stabbed, shot and clubbed to death.
- September 6-8 - Battle of Warsaw - The Russians take the Polish capital and crush resistance.
- October 30 - In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in United States history.
- November 11 - In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
- December 27 - Charles Darwin embarks on his historic journey aboard the HMS Beagle.
Year in topic
- January 7 - Heinrich von Stephan, organizer of the German postal union and founder of the Universal postal union (+ 1897)
- January 26 - Mary Mapes Dodged, writer (+ 1907)
- March 3 - George Pullman, inventor, industrialist
- March 6 - Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, theologian (+ 1910)
- March 12 - Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer
- June 28 - Joseph Joachim, violinist (+ 1907)
- October 6 - Richard Dedekind, German mathematician.
- October 18 - Frederick III, German Emperor
- Emperor Komei of Japan
- February 14 - Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero
- February 17 - Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
- April 27 - Charles Felix of Savoy, King of Sardinia
- July 4 - James Monroe, 5th President of the United States
- November 11 - Nat Turner, leader of slave revolt.
- November 14 - Georg Hegel, German philosopher.
- November 16 - Carl von Clausewitz, German strategist.