1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar).
- January 4 - Sir John Colborne, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada founds Upper Canada College, as a feeder school to the newly formed University of Toronto and a home for the colony's upper class.
- January 8 - Hanging of body-selling murderer William Burke - his associate William Hare, who testified against him, is released
- January 19 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust premieres
- March 4 - Andrew Jackson succeeds John Quincy Adams as the President of the United States of America.
- March 22 - Greece receives autonomy from the Ottoman Empire. This effectively ends the Greek War of Independence. Greece continues to seek full independence through diplomatic negotiations with the Empire as well as with Russia, France and Britain.
- May 2 - After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declared the Swan River Colony in Australia.
- June 5 - HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
- June 1 - Captain James Stirling founds the Swan River Colony in Western Australia.
- June 10 - University of Oxford win the first Boat Race.
- July 23 - In the United States, William Burt patents the first typewriter.
- August 8 - The Prince de Polignac succeeds the Vicomte de Martignac as Prime Minister of France.
- October 17 - Hooded man tries to assassinate Kaspar Hauser
- September 16 - Treaty of Adrianople ends the Russo-Turkish War. Russia gains territory at the mouth of the Danube and along the eastern coast of the Black Sea.
- October - George Stephenson's steam locomotive, The Rocket, wins The Rainhill Trials held near Liverpool.
- December 4 - In the face of fierce opposition, British Lord William Bentinck carries a regulation declaring that all who abetted suttee in India were guilty of culpable homicide.
- December 13 - Last British hanging for forgery – Thomas Maynard
- January 3 - Konrad Duden , philologist (d. 1911)
- January 21 - King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway
- February 2 - Alfred Brehm, zoologist (d. 1884)
- February 11 - William Anderson Pile American general
- February 26 - Levi Strauss, clothing designer (d. 1902)
- March 2 - Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and American statesman, (d. 1906)
- March 16 - Sully Prudhomme, French author and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature
- May 5 - Shusaku Honinbo, Go player (d, 1862)
- May 8 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American composer and pianist
- September 7 - Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, chemist, discoverer of the benzene ring
- July 14 - Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1896)
- November 28 - Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist and composer
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