Bunka 13 (文化十三年)
Timeline of 1816
- 1816/8/24 (Sept 15) HMS Alceste and Lyra arrive in Ryûkyû; among the crew, commander Basil Hall and Herbert John Clifford, who begins researching the Okinawan language.
- 1816/9/7 (Oct 27) The HMS Alceste and Lyra depart Naha.
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.
Births and Deaths
- Eliphalet Brown Jr. is born (d. 1886).
- Santô Kyôden dies (b. 1761).
- Tokugawa Harutoshi, daimyô of Mito han, dies (b. 1773).
- Yoshida Tôyô is born.