♂ 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 Étienne Maurice Falconet's Bronze Horseman statue of Tsar Peter the Great is unveiled in Saint Petersburg.

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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1782 Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (now Thailand) who is overthrown in an coup d'etat and moves the political capital from Thonburi across the Menam to Rattanakosin Island, the historic center of Bangkok.

1807


Feb 21
Age: 24y
1807 • The North River Steamboat, Robert Fulton's first American steamboat, leaves New York City for Albany on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.

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 5th century BC Berlin Foundry Cup is acquired for the Antikensammlung Berlin in Germany.

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 American Civil WarBattle of Baton Rouge: Along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Confederate troops drive Union forces back into the city.

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