"There is another man gone about whom the world was ill-natured, and ignorantly, and brutally mistaken."
-George Gordon, [Lord Byron], after [Percy Bysshe Shelley|Shelley]'s death.
Born in 1822:
- French author [Emile Erckmann].
- American author [Edward Everett Hale].
- English author [E. Charles Vivian].
- German businessman and amateur archaeologist [Heinrich Schliemann].
- French chemist [Louis Pasteur].
- [Ulysses S. Grant], commander of Union forces in the [American Civil War] and eighteenth President of the United States.
- [Rutherford B. Hayes], Union general in the American Civil war and nineteenth President of the United States.
- Austrian monk and horticulturalist [Gregor Mendel].
- American landscape architect [Frederick Law Olmsted].
- English feminist and anti-vivisectionist [Frances Crabbe].
- Belgian composer [César Franck].
- Union general [George Stoneman].
- [Alexander MacKenzie], future prime minister of Canada.
- English poet [Matthew Arnold].
- Swiss-born German composer [Josef Joachim Raff].
- English photography pioneer [Francis Frith].
- English anthropologist [Francis Galton].
- German physicist [Rudolf Clausius].
- French mathematician [Charles Hermite].
- French mathematician [Joseph Bertrand].
- French physicist [Jules Antoine Lissajous].
- Japanese printmaker [Yoshitsuya Koko].
- American geologist [John Strong Newberry].
- Italian composer [Giulio Regondi].
- [Wajid Ali Shah], future [nawab] of [Awadh].
Died in 1822:
- Cherokee inkeeper and 'Beloved Woman' [Nanyehi], aka Nancy Ward.
- French Mathematician [Jean Robert Argand].
- French astronomer [Jean Baptiste Delambre].
- Swiss composer [Edouard Dupuy].
- German storyteller [E.T.A. Hoffmann|Ernst Hoffmann].
- [Denmark Vesey], leader of an abortive [South Carolina] slave revolt, hanged along with 46 others.
- German-born British astronomer [William Herschel], discoverer of [Uranus].
- (July 8) English poet [Percy Bysshe Shelley] and his friend [Edward Williams], drowned after being caught in a storm on Shelley's boat [Ariel].
- Albanian ruler [Ali Pasha] of Janina, immortalized by [Lord Byron] in the poen [Childe Harold].
- Chinese [Xiling] painter [Chen Hongshou].
- 1600 people in the wreck of the [Tek Sing].
- (March 30) 23,000 residents of the Greek island of [Chios], by the Ottoman fleet under [Kara Ali].
Events of 1822:
- [Franz Schubert] writes two movements of an [Schubert Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished'|eighth symphony], but [syphilis|his health] renders him unable to work, and he never finishes the symphony.
- [Ludwig van Beethoven] sends his customers a score of his [Consecration of the House] overture as a good faith token for [Beethoven Symphony No. 9 'Choral'|the symphony] they have commissioned him to write.
- [Haiti]an president [Jean-Pierre Boyer] invades and conquers the Spanish colony of [Santo Domingo], and all [Hispaniola] is a single country.
- [William Blake]'s illuminated books [The Ghost of Abel] and [On Homer's Poetry and on Virgil]
- The [Mexico|Mexican] Constituent Congress assembles for the first time on February 24, with an executive panel called the 'Regency' taking an oath of office. But in May, one of the Regents, [Agustin de Iturbide] decides to do the Napoleon thing, and stages is ascension to Emperor. Iturbide dissolves the Congress on October 31. His reign will not last long: The commander of the Veracruz garrison, [Antonio López de Santa Anna], starts a revolt in December that will result in Iturbide's abdication the following year.
- [Jammu] regains its independence from [Punjab]; [Ghulab Singh] is crowned maharaja.
- [Jean-François Champollion] decodes the [Rosetta Stone], enabling scholars to decipher ancient Egyptian writing.
- (May 24) [Antonio José de Sucre] captures [Quito] from the Spanish at the [Battle of Pichincha]. (July 26) [Ecuador] and [Guayaquil] now being annexed to [Gran Colombia], [Simon Bolivar] meets with [Jose de San Martin] in Guayaquil to discuss the liberation of Peru. (September) San Martin resigns his command of the Peruvian military in favor of Bolivar.
- King [João VI] returns to [Portugal] after acceding to the authority of the constitutional government that was formed during his exile in [Brazil]. With Joao gone, Brazil declares its independence, making Joao's son emperor [Pedro I].
- The [Massachusetts] town of [Boston, Massachusetts|Boston] is incorporated as a city.
- [Muhammad Ali], nominally Ottoman viceroy of Egypt but pretty much independent, introduces conscription to found a modern Egyptian army.
- Byron, Shelley, and [Leigh Hunt] found a political newspaper, [The Liberal] (in Italy to avoid prosecution for sedition in Britain). Mary Shelley miscarries and narrowly escapes death. While convalescing at Casa Magni, Mary Shelley has a nightmare that might be considered a premonition of Shelley's death. Four editions of The Liberal are published, but after Shelley's death, the paper folds.
- [Greece] declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire. When Ali Pasha allies himself with the rebellious Greeks, assassins are sent from Istanbul and bring his head back. A rebel Greek fleet destroys the Ottoman fleet after the latter's massacre on [Chios]. The Sultan sends an army which overruns Northern Greece, and the Greek government flees.
- English is made the official language of the [Cape Colony] as British colonists begin to arrive in large numbers.
- American abolitionists who imagine that freed slaves should be resettled in Africa, found the colony of [Liberia].
- Denmark Vesey plans a slave revolt in [South Carolina], but he is betrayed before the scheduled date.
- [Florida], recently taken from Spain, is organized as a US Territory. The territory's first nonvoting delegate to Congress, [Joseph Marion Hernández], is the first Hispanic to serve in that body.
- [Mississippi] moves its capital to [Jackson, Mississippi|Jackson].
- [Great Britain] finds itself opposed to the policies of the other Powers of Europe meeting at the [Congress of Verona], and the political alliance designed top keep another Napoleon from appearing begins to break down.
 - 1822 - 
[How I Made The Year Nodes|How they Were Made] - [19th Century]