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Bunka 13 (文化十三年)

Timeline of 1816

Other Events of 1816

  • The Dutch East Indies, controlled by the British since 1811, are restored to Dutch control.
  • A system of fire signals located atop mountains, which could be lit to signal Edo in the event of the incursion of a foreign ship into Nagasaki harbor, established in 1809 and never used, is officially abolished.
  • Second formal British embassy to China is led by Lord Amherst.
  • Over 1500 die of famine in Ryûkyû.
  • The Yoshiwara burns down.

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