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British, French, and Russian naval forces destroy the Ottoman Empire-Egyptian fleet at Navarino
year 1827



  • January 27 – Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe first elaborates on his vision of Weltliteratur (world literature), in a letter to Johann Peter Eckermann, declaring his belief that "poetry is the universal possession of mankind", and that "the epoch of world literature is at hand, and each must work to hasten its coming." [1]
  • January 30 – The first public theatre in Norway, the Christiania Offentlige Theater, is inaugurated in Oslo.
  • February 20 – Battle of Ituzaingo (Passo do Rosário): A Brazilian Imperial Army force is tactically defeated by Argentine–Uruguayan troops.
  • February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in United States offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
  • March 7
  • March 11 – The new state constitution for the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas is ratified, including a phasing-out of slavery in its Article 13, which declares that "From and after the promulgation of the constitution in the capital of each district, no one shall be born a slave in the state, and after six months the introduction of slaves under any pretext shall not be permitted." [2] The prohibition of importing slaves from the United States was lifted when Texas declared independence in 1836, and the Republic of Texas Constitution provided specifically that Africans and "the descendants of Africans" will not be considered "citizens of the republic".
  • March 16 – Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and published newspaper in the United States, is founded in New York City by John Russwurm.
  • March 26 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies in Vienna, after a prolonged illness. Thousands of citizens line the streets for the funeral procession 3 days later.




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  1. Theo D'haen, The Routledge Concise History of World Literature (Routledge, 2013) p5
  2. Randolph B. Campbell, et al., The Laws of Slavery in Texas: Historical Documents and Essays (University of Texas Press, 2010) p14
  3. =https://web.archive.org/web/20101224202256/http://vrcurassow.com/2dvrc/sscuracao/sscuracao.html=
  4. "A Photo-engraving of 1826", in The Process Photogram and Illustrator (January, 1905), p82
  5. John Frost, History of Ancient and Modern Greece (Lincoln and Edmands, 1831) p355
  6. Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot, Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali (Cambridge University Press, 1984) p208
  7. John Harrison, Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America: The Quest for the New Moral World (Routledge, 2009) p35
  8. James H. Billington, Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith (Transaction Publishers, 1999) p245
  9. "Socialism", in Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society, by Raymond Williams (Oxford University Press, 2014) p224
  10. Gilles Jacoud, Political Economy and Industrialism: Banks in Saint-Simonian Economic Thought (Routledge, 2010)
  11. Timothy E. Anna, Forging Mexico, 1821-1835 (University of Nebraska Press, 2001) p203