Decades: 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s - 1820s - 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s
Years: 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 - 1828 - 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833
January 4 The Vicomte de Martignac succeeds the Comte de Villèle as Prime Minister of France.
January 22 The Duke of Wellington succeeds Lord Goderich as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He repeals the Test Act, emancipating all Catholics, and introduces the Roman Catholic Relief Act the following year.
April 26 Russia declares war on Turkey, in support of the Greek struggle for independence.
May 26 - Mysterious foundling Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg, Germany.
August 9 The Egyptians evacuate Greece, practically ending hostilities there.
August 27 The Russians defeat the Turks at Akhaltzikke.
December 3 - U.S. presidential election, 1828: Challenger Andrew Jackson beats incumbent John Quincy Adams and is elected President of the United States.
Urea becomes the first organic compound to be artificially synthesised, by Friedrich Wöhler (see Biochemistry)
White comedian Thomas D. Rice introduces blackface and the song "Jim Crow" to American audiences.
Year in topic
1828 in literature
1828 in science
February 8 - Jules Verne, author (+ 1905)
March 20 - Henrik Ibsen, (+ 1906)
May 8 - Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross movement
May 12 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet, painter (+ 1882)
September 9 - Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace).
May 16 - William Congreve, British rocket pioneer.
July 15 - Jean Antoine Houdon, sculptor
December 22 - William Hyde Wollaston, noted English chemist
Heads of state in 1828
Ottoman Empire - Mahmud II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-1839)
Prussia - Frederick William III King of Prussia (1797-1840)