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1825 ( MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1825th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 825th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 25th year of the 19th century, and the 6th year of the 1820s decade. As of the start of 1825, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.
April 17 – Charles X of France recognizes Haiti, 21 years after it expelled the French following the successful Haitian Revolution, and demands the payment of 150 million gold francs, 30 million of which Haiti must finance through France itself, as down payment.
May 26 – Two Unitarian Christian bodies, the American Unitarian Association in the United States and the British and Foreign Unitarian Association in the United Kingdom are founded, coincidentally on the same date.
June 2 – The United States Senate ratifies the treaties with the Great Osage and the Little Osage tribes. 
June 3 – The U.S. Senate ratifies the treaty with the Kansas tribe. 
June 9 – The U.S. Senate ratifies the treaty with the Poncas tribe.  June 15 – A rebellion is started by 200 slaves in the Guamacaro region of Cuba, and is suppressed after 12 hours; in the ensuing months, most who weren't killed in the battle would be hunted down and killed. 
July 6 – The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck gains possession of Glücksburg and changes his title to Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. The line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg later becomes the royal house of Greece, Denmark and Norway.
July 6 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Cheyenne tribe. 
July 16 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Hunkpapa tribe. 
July 18 – Uruguay secedes from Brazil.
July 18 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Ricara tribes. 
July 30 – Malden Island (an uninhabited island in the central Pacific Ocean) is discovered by George Byron, 7th Baron Byron.
July 30 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Mandan, Belantae, Eloa and Minnetaree tribes. 
August 4 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Ricara tribes. 
August 6 – Bolivia gains its independence from Spain as a republic, with the instigation of Simón Bolívar.
August 11 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Crow tribe. 
August 18 – Scottish adventurer Gregor MacGregor issues a £300,000 loan with 2.5% interest, through the London bank of Thomas Jenkins & Company, for the fictitious Central American republic of Poyais. His actions lead to the Panic of 1825, the first modern stock market crash, in England.
August 22 – The National Mexican Rite is created in Mexico City.
August 25 – Uruguay is declared independent of the Empire of Brazil by the Thirty-Three Orientals, a militant revolutionary group led by Juan Antonio Lavalleja.
September – The Lady Margaret Boat Club is founded by 12 members of St John's College, Cambridge.
September 25 – General Hendrik Merkus de Kock lifts the siege of Jogjakarta, the first major action of the Java War.
September 26 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Missouri and Ottoe tribes. 
September 27 – The world's first modern railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, opens in England. September 30 – The U.S. Senate ratifies treaties with the Pawnee tribe. 
January 11 – Clement V. Rogers, Cherokee politician, father of Will Rogers (d. 1911)
January 25 – George Pickett, American Confederate general (d. 1876)
January 31 – Miska Magyarics, Slovene poet in Hungary (d. 1883)
February 8 – Henri Giffard, French engineer, pioneer in airship technology (d. 1882)
March 13 – Hans Gude, Norwegian romanticist landscape painter (d. 1903) 
March 21 – Alexander Mozhaysky, Russian aeronautical pioneer (d. 1890)
March 22 – Jane Sym, second wife of Canada's second prime minister (d. 1893)
April 24 – Robert Michael Ballantyne, Scottish novelist (d. 1894)
May 4 – Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (d. 1895)
May 8 – George Bruce Malleson, English officer, author (d. 1898)
May 9 – George Davidson, English-born geodesist, astronomer, geographer, surveyor, and engineer in the United States (d. 1911) June 3 – Sophie Sager, Swedish women's rights activist (d. 1902)
July 2 – Émile Ollivier, French statesman (d. 1913)
July 19 – George H. Pendleton, American politician (d. 1889)
July 21 – Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, Spanish politician, eight-time Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1903)
August 31 – Robert Dunsmuir, Scottish industrialist, politician (d. 1889)
September 11 – Eduard Hanslick, Austrian music critic (d. 1904)
September 13 – William Henry Rinehart, American sculptor (d. 1874)
September 17 – Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II, American politician, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1893)
September 25 – Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (d. 1879)
October 8 – Paschal Beverly Randolph, American occultist (d. 1875)
October 10 – Paul Kruger, Boer resistance leader (d. 1904)
October 11 – Maria Firmina dos Reis, Brazilian abolitionist and author (d. 1917)
October 13 – Charles Frederick Worth, father of Haute Couture, fashion designer (d. 1895)
October 25 – Johann Strauss, Junior, Austrian composer (d. 1899)
November 9 – A. P. Hill, American Confederate general (d. 1865)
November 29 – Jean-Martin Charcot, French physician, neurologist (d. 1893) November 30 -
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter and educator (d. 1905)
December 2 – Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
December 30 – Samuel Newitt Wood, American politician (d. 1891) December 31 – Elizabeth Martha Olmsted, American poet (d. 1910)
January 4 – Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1751)
January 8 – Eli Whitney, American inventor (b. 1765)
February 22 – Eleanor Anne Porden, English poet (b. 1795)
February 24 – Thomas Bowdler, English physician (b. 1754)
March 4 – Hercules Mulligan, tailor, spy during the American Revolutionary War (b. 1740)
March 6 – Samuel Parr, English schoolmaster (b. 1747)
March 25 – Antoine Fabre d'Olivet, French writer (b. 1767)
March 27 – Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres, British Army general (b. 1752)
April 23 – Friedrich Müller, German painter, narrator, lyricist and dramatist (b. 1749)
April 17 – Henry Fuseli, Swiss painter and writer (b. 1741)
May 7 – Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750)
May 13 – Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth, British diplomat (b. 1752)
May 19 – Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, French politician (b. 1760)
May 22 – Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek independence fighter, heroine (shot) (b. 1771)
May 23 – Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia
June 11 – Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th Vice President of the United States (b. 1774)
June 14 – Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French architect (b. 1754) June 27 – Domenico Vantini, Italian painter
July 12 – Dorothea von Rodde-Schlözer, German scholar (b. 1770)
July 15 – David Ochterlony, Massachusetts-born general with the East India Company (b. 1758)
August 3 – Ambrogio Minoja, Italian composer, professor of music (b. 1752)
August 16 – Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, American politician, soldier (b. 1746)
August 20 – William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, British admiral, Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753)
September 4 – Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (b. 1748)
October 9 – Lucia Pytter, Norwegian philanthropist (b. 1762)
October 13 – King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (b. 1756)
November 7 – Charlotte Dacre, English Gothic novelist (b. c. 1772)
November 14 – Jean Paul, German writer (b. 1763)
December 1 – Emperor Alexander I of Russia (November 19 on the Russian calendar) b. 1777)
December 28 – James Wilkinson, American soldier, statesman (b. 1757) December 29 – Jacques-Louis David, French painter (b. 1748)
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