1820-1829 A.D. - That Time When Victoria & Albert's Uncle was Invited to Carl Rothschild's Villa in Naples

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1820

James Monroe is the president – King George III dies on January 20, and the Prince Regent becomes King George IV  Alexander I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is king of Prussia – Francis I is on the throne of Austrian Empire

Salomon Rothschild establishes SM von Rothschild bank in Vienna, Austria (Austria became the Austrian Empire in 1804 and its first emperor was also the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, so a smooth transition; He'll be on the  throne until 1835)

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 8

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 11

February 15, William Ellery, one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence dies, and is buried in Newport, Rhode Island

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven turns 49, and a portrait is painted of him by Joseph Karl Stieler (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 3

May 5, Karl Marx turns 2

August 24, William Wilberforce turns 61

 

1821

James Monroe is the president – King George IV is on the English throne –Alexander I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 9

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 12

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven turns 50

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 4

May 5, Karl Marx turns 3, AND Napoleon Bonaparte dies, aged 51 (b. 1769)

Repairs are completed to the arch of Titus in Rome

King George IV’s lavish coronation banquet is held in Westminster Hall, the Earl of Denbigh wrote of the event that “it exceeded all imagination” (CPSH 27 – there’s a painting on this page)

The Austrian army occupies Naples, Italy and gives Carl Mayer Rothschild the opportunity to establish a bank there called the CM de Rothschild & Figli bank, some of their clients included the Vatican, the dukes of Tuscany and the dukes of Parma (Wikipedia)

Mexico wins its independence from Spain, making Alta California a territory of Mexico

The Greek War of Independence begins against the rule of the Ottoman Empire (it goes until 1830 and is ultimately successful and ends with the Constantinople Treaty signed by the “Great Powers”: England, France and Russia

August 24, William Wilberforce turns 62 years old, during this year, he begins to urge the immediate emancipation of all slaves

 

1822

James Monroe is the president – King George IV is on the English throne –Alexander I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 10

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 13

February 16, Charles Darwin’s half cousin, Sir Francis Galton is born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England (d. 1911); He becomes a polymath who is interested in social Darwinism, eugenics and scientific racism; He will be knighted in 1909

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven turns 51

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 5

May 5, Karl Marx turns 4 

Excavations begin on Miss Talbot of Penrice Castle’s land; Nothing of much importance is found there except some animal bones, but this changes in 1823

 

1823

James Monroe is the president – King George IV is on the English throne,  – Alexander I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 11

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 14

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven turns 52

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 6

May 5, Karl Marx turns 5

King George IV is increasingly staying away from London, living in his extravagant Brighton Pavilion and at Windsor Castle with his latest mistress, Marchioness Conyngham, years of debauchery has ruined his physique, which is severely bloated by dropsy and wracked with pain from rheumatism, but he continues his bad habits (RB 209)

August 24, William Wilberforce turns 64 years old; During this year, he founds the Anti-Slavery Society in England; Though the slave trade had been abolished in 1807, people still held slaves, they hadn’t been emancipated yet; This Society called for the abolition of slave holding throughout the British Dominions (see 1825 next)

Reverend William Buckland begins to explore the excavation site on Miss Talbot’s land in Gower, Swansea, Wales (Penrice Castle) and finds the headless skeleton of the “Red Painted Lady” (which later turns out to be an approximately 26 year old male), the skeleton is painted in red ochre as well as the animal bones, shells and mammoth-ivory rods (perhaps the oldest magic wands ever found, could this be a Druidic burial?), experts in the 1960s later date this skeleton to have lived 18,000 years ago (see the year 1600 B.C.)

 

1824

James Monroe is the president – King George IV is on the English throne –Alexander I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 12

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 15

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven turns 53

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 7

May 5, Karl Marx turns 6

December 10, author George MacDonald is born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 1905); His books will become instrumental in author C.S. Lewis' life 

Composer Frederic Chopin begins writing waltzes

 

1825

John Quincy Adams becomes the 6th president of the United States (on March 4) – King George IV is on the English throne – Alexander I dies, but then Nicholas I ascends to the Russian the throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 13

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 16

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven turns 54

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 8

May 5, Karl Marx turns 7

Frederick William III, king of Prussia, agrees to financing the building of the Berlin Observatory on the condition: that it be open to the public two nights a week (it opens in 1835)

August 24, William Wilberforce turns 66 years old, and hands over the parliamentary leadership of the abolition movement to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton and retires from the House of Commons (see 1833 next)

 

1826

John Quincy Adams is president – King George IV is on the English throne –Nicholas I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 14

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 17

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven turns 55

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 9

May 5, Karl Marx turns 8

July 4, Thomas Jefferson dies, aged 83, in Monticello, Virginia (b. 1743)

The first recorded sighting of Mount Shasta in California takes place by Peter Skene Ogden, a leader of the Hudson Bay Trapping  Brigade (Wikipedia)

During the winter, Leopold of Saxe-Coburg (Queen Victoria’s and Prince Albert’s uncle and future king of the Belgians) is invited to Carl Rothschild’s villa in Naples

 

1827

John Quincy Adams is president – King George IV is on the English throne –Nicholas I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 15

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 18

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 10

May 5, Karl Marx turns 9

March 26, Ludwig van Beethoven dies, aged 56, in Vienna, Austria (b. 1770)

 

1828

John Quincy Adams is president – King George IV is on the English throne –Nicholas I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 1, Meyer Guggenheim is born in Langnau, Switzerland (d. 1905, he goes on to become an “industrialist and philanthropist who developed worldwide mining interests that, when merged with the American Smelting and Refining Company in 1901, dominated the industry for the next three decades and laid the foundation for the present U.S. mining industry, he immigrates to the U.S. from Switzerland in 1847)

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 16

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 19

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 11

May 5, Karl Marx turns 10

The famous American painter, Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), paints a self-portrait; (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 

1829

Andrew Jackson becomes the 7th president of the United States – King George IV is on the English throne – Nicholas I is on the Russian throne – Frederick William III is on the Prussian throne

February 7, Charles Dickens turns 17

February 12, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 20

April 21, Charlotte Brontë turns 12; She and her sisters are known for writing tiny little books so small they are barely readable, the one below is written this year (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Harvard University)

May 5, Karl Marx turns 11

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