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Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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1818 (MDCCCXVIII) was the the 818th year of the 2nd millennium, the 18th year of the 19th century, and the 9th year of the 1810s decade.

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Literature

Fiction

  • January 11 – Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandias is published pseudonymously in London.
  • March 11 – Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is published anonymously in London.
  • July 3Lord Byron begins work on his epic poem, Don Juan. He dies in 1824 before he can finish the poem, after finishing 16 cantos and working on the 17th.
  • The second enlarged edition of the The Family Shakespeare is published, an edited version of Shakespeare, expurgating "those words and expressions... which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family."

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Births

Deaths

  • Abbé de Coulmier, Catholic priest and abbot, and the director of the Charenton insane asylum (b. 1741)




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