1802 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1802
French Republican calendar 10–11
Ab urbe condita 2555
Armenian calendar 1251
Assyrian calendar 6552
Balinese saka calendar 1723–1724
Bengali calendar 1209
Berber calendar 2752
British Regnal year 42 Geo. 3 – 43 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2346
Burmese calendar 1164
Byzantine calendar 7310–7311
Chinese calendar 辛酉(Metal Rooster)
4498 or 4438
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4499 or 4439
Coptic calendar 1518–1519
Discordian calendar 2968
Ethiopian calendar 1794–1795
Hebrew calendar 5562–5563
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1858–1859
 - Shaka Samvat 1723–1724
 - Kali Yuga 4902–4903
Holocene calendar 11802
Igbo calendar 802–803
Iranian calendar 1180–1181
Islamic calendar 1216–1217
Japanese calendar Kansei 14 / Kyōwa 1
Javanese calendar 1728–1729
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4135
Minguo calendar 110 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 334
Thai solar calendar 2344–2345
Tibetan calendar 阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
1928 or 1547 or 775
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
1929 or 1548 or 776
August 2: Napoleon is confirmed as the First Consul of France.

1802 (MDCCCII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1802nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 802nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 2nd year of the 19th century, and the 3rd year of the 1800s decade. As of the start of 1802, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






  • October 2 – War ends between Sweden and Tripoli. The United States also negotiates peace, but war continues over the size of compensation.
  • October 15 – French Army General Michel Ney enters Switzerland with 40,000 troops, on orders of Napoleon Bonaparte.[12]
  • October 16 – The port of New Orleans and the lower Mississippi River are closed to American traffic by order of the city's Spanish administrator, Juan Ventura Morales, threatening the economy in the western United States, and prompting the need for the Louisiana Purchase.[13]
  • November 16 – The newly elected British House of Lords is inaugurated by King George III, who tells the members, "In my intercourse with foreign powers, I have been actuated by a sincere disposition of the maintenance of peace," but adds that "My conduct will be invariably regulated by a due consideration of the actual situation of Europe, and by a watchful solicitude for the permanent welfare of my people."[14]
  • November 23 – East Indiaman Vryheid, in the service of the Batavian Republic, is shipwrecked in a gale off Hythe, Kent, in the south of England; only 18 of 472 on board survive.
  • December 2 – The Health and Morals of Apprentices Act in the United Kingdom comes into effect, regulating conditions for child labour in factories. Although poorly enforced, it pioneers a series of Factory Acts.




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