Bishop Daniel Delany, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, founded the Patrician Brothers. Events Births 7 March - John McCaul, Educator, Theologian, and the second president of the University of TorontoEvents Births 21 January - William Quarter, first Roman Catholic bishop of Chicago (dEvents Births 2 January - John Hogan, businessman and United States Representative from Missouri (dEvents Births 7 April - James Emerson Tennent, politician and traveller (dEvents Rise of Irish Republicanism Rebellion in Dublin led by Robert Emmet.Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the worldEvents Births 1 May - Samuel Blackall, soldier politician and second Governor of Queensland, Australia (dEvents Births 3 January - Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, geographer (dEvents Kildare Place Society founded Births 21 January - James Hamilton 1st Duke of Abercorn, politicianEvents 1 October - James Sadler, an English balloonist started a balloon flight from Belvedere House near Mullingar Events Births 3 February - Thomas Mellon, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, and Judge founder of Mellon BankIncumbents Monarch - George III of the United Kingdom Prime Minister - William Cavendish-Bentinck 3rd Duke of PortlandYear 1808 ( MDCCCVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap yearThis is a list of years in Ireland. See also the Timeline of Irish history.Daniel Delany (b Jan 1747 Paddock Laois, Ireland -d 1814 was the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin ( Irish: Deoise Chill Dara agus Leithghlinn) is a Roman Catholic diocese in IrelandThe Patrician Brothers, or Brothers of Saint Patrick, are a Roman Catholic congregation for the religious and literary education of youth and the instruction of the faithful
15 May - Michael William Balfe, composer (d. Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Michael William Balfe ( May 15, 1808 - October 20, 1870) was an Irish Composer, best known today for his Opera 1870). Events The building of Belfast Castle is completed designed by Charles Lanyon and his son
Joseph Francis Olliffe, physician (d. Sir Joseph Francis Olliffe (1808–1869 physician Olliffe son of Joseph Olliffe merchant of Cork by Elizabeth daughter of Charles McCarthy of Sunville co1869). Events The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland passes the Irish Church Disestablishment Act.
10 February - Hugh Douglas Hamilton, artist (b. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals deadHugh Douglas Hamilton (c 1734/1739 &ndash February 10, 1808) was an Irish artist during the mid to late 18th century c1734).
30 September - Peter Russell, gambler, government official, politician and judge in Upper Canada (b. Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat thePeter Russell ( 11 June 1733 &ndash 30 September 1808) was a gambler government official politician and judge in Upper Canada The Province of Upper Canada (French Province du Haut-Canada) was a British colony located in what is now the southern portion of the Province of Ontario1733). Events Births 11 June - Peter Russell, gambler government official politician and judge in Upper Canada (d