♂ Martin Van Buren

1782 - 1862

 

Old Kinderhook

Martin Van Buren
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Parents
Abraham Van Buren
Abraham Van Buren
1737 - 1817
Maria Hoes
Maria Hoes
1747 - 1818
Spouse
Hannah Hoes
Hannah Hoes
1783 - 1819

8th president of the United States.

1782


Dec 5

birth


Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, USA ⇓
The picture is of a historical marker at his birthplace in a Kinderhook, which at the time was an isolated village of mostly Dutch descent. Martin Van Buren was the only president to speak English as a second language. His father was a farmer and owned an inn there. He had four full siblings, and three older half-siblings from his mother's first marriage.
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1782 • In Switzerland, Anna Göldi is sentenced to death for witchcraft (the last legal witchcraft sentence).

1782


Dec 15
Age: 10d

baptism


Baptismal record from the Kinderhook Dutch Reformed Church. Van Buren's name was spelled "Maarten" in Dutch.
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1807


Feb 21
Age: 24y
1807 • A disastrous British attack is mounted against Buenos Aires during the second failed invasion of the Río de la Plata.

1837


Age: 53y

occupation


Elected in 1836, US president until 1841. The picture is an 1858 portrait on display at the White House. He coined the term "OK" for his presidential campaign, short for "Old Kinderhook", partly responsible for the wide usage of the word today.
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1837 • The city of Houston, is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.

1862


Jul 24
Age: 79y
Martin Van Buren - Wikipedia

death


Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, USA ⇓
Van Buren's health began to fail later in 1861, and he was bedridden with pneumonia during the fall and winter of 1861-1862. He did not recover, and died of bronchial asthma and heart failure at his Lindenwald estate in Kinderhook at 2:00 a.m. on July 24.
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1862 Treaty of Saigon: Emperor Tự Đức of the Nguyễn Dynasty in Vietnam cedes Saigon, Côn Sơn Island and three southern provinces of what is to become known as Cochinchina (Biên Hòa, Gia Định, and Dinh Tuong) to become part of the French colonial empire. Guerilla leader Trương Định refuses to recognise the treaty.

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