Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s - 1830s - 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s
Years: 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 - 1831 - 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836
February-March - Revolts in Modena, Parma and the Papal States are put down by Austrian troops
February 20 - Battle of Grochow. Polish rebel forces divide a Russian army.
March 19 - City Bank of New York is the site of the first bank robbery in United States history ($245,000 taken).
April 7 - Pedro I of Brazil abdicates as emperor of Brazil in favor of his son Pedro II of Brazil.
May 26 - Battle of Ostrolenka. The Poles fight another indecisive battle.
July 21 - inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians
August 2 - Dutch invasion of Belgium. It is repelled by a French army
August 21 - Outbreak of Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. Approximately 55 whites stabbed, shot and clubbed to death.
September 6-8 - Battle of Warsaw - The Russians take the Polish capital and crush resistance.
October 30 - In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in United States history.
November 11 - In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
December 27 - Charles Darwin embarks on his historic journey aboard the HMS Beagle.
Year in topic
1831 in literature
1831 in science
January 7 - Heinrich von Stephan, organizer of the German postal union and founder of the Universal postal union (+ 1897)
January 26 - Mary Mapes Dodged, writer (+ 1907)
March 3 - George Pullman, inventor, industrialist
March 6 - Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, theologian (+ 1910)
March 12 - Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer
June 28 - Joseph Joachim, violinist (+ 1907)
October 6 - Richard Dedekind, German mathematician.
October 18 - Frederick III, German Emperor
Emperor Komei of Japan
February 14 - Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero
February 17 - Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
April 27 - Charles Felix of Savoy, King of Sardinia
July 4 - James Monroe, 5th President of the United States
November 11 - Nat Turner, leader of slave revolt.
November 14 - Georg Hegel, German philosopher.
November 16 - Carl von Clausewitz, German strategist.
Heads of states
Ottoman Empire - Mahmud II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-1839)
Prussia - Frederick William III King of Prussia (1797-1840)