In 1807, Napoleon attacked Russia. Robert Fulton began his steamboat service in New York. Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason.
Notable births in 1807 included Confederate general Robert E. Lee, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Notable deaths included painter Angelica Kauffman and hymnist John Newton.
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