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1826 was 45 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and seven years after Alabama became a state.





In 1826, the American Temperance Society was founded. Ludwig van Beethoven finished the String Quartet in C sharp Minor, Opus 131. Former U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Notable births in 1826 included Confederate general Richard Taylor, pioneering feminist Matilda Joslyn Gage, landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, songwriter Stephen Foster, politician Green Clay Smith, educator William S. Clark, mathematician Bernhard Riemann, fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth, and Union general George B. McClellan. Notable deaths included composer Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Russian historian Nikolay Karamzin, composer Carl Maria von Weber, the aforementioned Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi, physician René Laennec, and astronomer Johann Elert Bode.

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