1808

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Centuries: Year in Review 19th Century

18th century - 19th century - 20th century

Decades: 1790s - 1800s - 1810s - 1820s - 1830s - 1840s - 1850s - 1860s - 1870s - 1880s - 1890s - 1900s

1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 1808 1809 1810 1811 1812 1813


Events

  • February 11 - Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally.
  • February - Russia issues an ultimatum to Sweden, to join France Denmark and Russia and attacks Finland.
  • May - Fortress of Sveaborg in Helsinki lost by Sweden to Russia.
  • November - Swedish troops evacuate Finland, tsar Alexander proclaims Finland a part of Russia.
  • Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mustafa IV (1807-1808) to Mahmud II (1808-1839)


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