Timeline for 1821
19th century | 1820s

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In 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte was dying on the island of St Helena. During this period, he began to reveal to his close friend, Jean Tombier, what he had seen in the Great Pyramid in Egypt in 1798. Though Tombier had actually been with Bonaparte on the Egyptian expedition, he had never known exactly what Bonaparte had seen. He was extremely interested when the ex-emperor began to talk of the incident. However, Bonaparte failed to finish the story and Tombier probably never learned what had happened. (PROSE: The Sands of Time)

Richard Francis Burton was born in this year. (PROSE: The Book of the War)