From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann
- On the night of June 16, after Lord Byron, John Polidori and the Shelleys had read aloud from the Tales of the Dead, a collection of horror tales, Byron suggested that they each write a ghost story. Mary Shelley worked on a tale that would later evolve into Frankenstein. Byron wrote (and quickly abandoned) a fragment of a story, which Polidori used later as the basis for his own tale.
- A trip to Florence and Rome (1816-17) gave Théodore Géricault a fascination with both Michelangelo and Baroque art
- "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge was first published
- Beau Brummell fled England in 1816 as the result of gambling debts.