Events in year of 1811

  • 01-02US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the President of the US)
  • 01-08Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
  • 01-10Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
  • 02-02Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of San Francisco
  • 02-11President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • 02-20Austria declares bankruptcy
  • 03-01Egyptian King Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
  • 04-121st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington
  • 05-14Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 05-16Peninsular War-Allies defeat French at Albuera
  • 07-05Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
  • 09-18English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
  • 10-06French Emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
  • 10-11The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
  • 10-291st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
  • 11-02Battle of Tippecanoe: General Jackson vs. indians
  • 11-07Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan
  • 11-11Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • 11-16Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
  • 12-15Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri
  • 12-168.0 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

People born in year of 1811

  • 01-05Cyrus Hamlin: Educator / Missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
  • 01-06Charles Sumner: Leading Reconstruction Senator, died in 1874
  • 02-03Horace Greeley: Editor ("Go west, young man")
  • 02-08Edwin Denison Morgan: Confederate States Secretary of War, died in 1883
  • 02-15Domingo F Sarmiento: President of Argentina (1868-74)
  • 02-23George Washington Hewitt: Composer
  • 02-24Daniel A Payne: Bishop / Reformer / educator of AME Church
  • 02-24Edward Dickinson Baker: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1861
  • 02-25Carl Schuberth: Composer
  • 02-27[Catherine] Mildred Lee: Daughter of US General Robert E Lee
  • 03-01Robert Christie Buchanan: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1878
  • 03-03Vissarion Belinsky: Sveaborg, Finland -- Russian author (Literary Review)
  • 03-07Christian Heinrich Hohmann: Composer
  • 03-11Marsena Rudolph Patrick: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 03-11Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier: Co-discoverer (Neptune)
  • 03-15Robert Allen: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1886
  • 03-20George Caleb Bingham: United States -- Politician / painter (Country Election)
  • 03-23Camille Marie Stamaty: Composer
  • 03-23Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert: Composer
  • 03-30Angelo Catelani: Italian composer / conductor
  • 03-31Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen: Germany -- Chemist (Bunsen Burner)
  • 04-17Ann Sheppard Mounsey: Composer
  • 05-11Chang & Eng Bunker: Chinese Siamese twins
  • 05-24Charles Clark: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877
  • 06-07James Young Simpson: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Obsterician (used chloroform)
  • 06-17Jon Sigurdsson: Iceland -- Leader / collects Icelandic legends
  • 06-19Henry Prince: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 06-24John Archibald Campbell: Confederate States Assistant Secretary of War, died in 1889
  • 07-11Joseph Lanman: Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874
  • 07-18William Makepeace Thackeray: England, United Kingdom -- Victorian Novelist (Vanity Fair)

People died in year of 1811

  • 01-08Friedrich Nicolai: Writer
  • 01-08Samuel Story: Dutch rear Admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58
  • 02-09Nevil Maskelyne: 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811)
  • 03-14August Henry Fitzroy: English Premier (1768-70), dies at 75
  • 03-19Frantisek Adam Mica: Composer, dies at 65
  • 04-03Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen: Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83
  • 04-05Robert Raikes: Founder of Sunday Schools
  • 04-15Ernest Louis Muller: Composer, dies at 70
  • 05-12Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey: Composer, dies at 52
  • 06-11Charles Frederick: Liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
  • 06-19Samuel Chase: US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 70
  • 07-19Christian Gotthilf Tag: Composer, dies at 76
  • 07-27Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla: Mexican priest / freedom fighter, executed
  • 07-28Heinrich J von Collin: Austria dramatist / Poet (Coriolan)
  • 07-31Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla: Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish
  • 08-02William Williams: US Merchant / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 80
  • 08-03Sebastiaan C Nederburgh: Dutch Director-General of East Indies Co, dies at 49
  • 08-12John FE Acton: Cruel Premier of Naples, dies at 77
  • 08-18Johann Heinrich Zang: Composer, dies at 78
  • 09-03Ignaz Franzl: Composer, dies at 75
  • 09-06Julien-Amable Mathieu: Composer, dies at 77
  • 09-08Peter S Pallas: German geologist / zoologist, dies at 69
  • 09-30Thomas Percy: English Bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • 10-07August R van Hekeren van Suideras: Dutch orangist, dies at 68
  • 11-08Charles F Bentinck: Dutch Minister of Colonies, dies at 47
  • 11-21Heinrich W von Kleist: German playwright, dies at 34
  • 12-07Ignaz Spangler: Composer, dies at 54
  • 12-17John Antes: Composer, dies at 71
  • 12-17Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny: Composer, dies at 54

Events in year of 1812

  • 01-09Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
  • 01-121st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez
  • 01-237.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
  • 02-078.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
  • 02-07Lord Byron makes his maiden speech in House of Lords
  • 02-11Mass Gov Gerry signs a redistricting bill-1st "gerrymander"
  • 03-03US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
  • 03-11Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
  • 03-14Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
  • 03-151st Russian settlement in California, Russian River
  • 03-26Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die
  • 04-05Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish
  • 04-30(Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state
  • 05-11Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Most observers consider it disgusting and immoral. No wonder it caught on!
  • 05-25Earthquake destroys Caracas Venezuela
  • 06-04Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
  • 06-12Napoleon invades Russia
  • 06-18War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
  • 07-11US invades Canada (Detroit frontier)
  • 07-12US forces led by General Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
  • 07-22Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
  • 07-23Battle of Mogilev Russia-Napolean fights Czar Alexander I
  • 08-01Rare tornado hits Westchester County, New York
  • 08-12Dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery
  • 08-16Gen Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to England
  • 08-19US warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere
  • 09-07Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov
  • 09-14Napoleon occupies Moscow and fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)
  • 09-15French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow
  • 09-16Fire of Moscow

People born in year of 1812

  • 01-08Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg: Composer
  • 01-08William Henry Holmes: Composer
  • 01-13Humphrey Marshall: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
  • 01-14Carl Gradener: Composer
  • 01-20Ralph Pomeroy Buckland: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 01-31John Randolph Tucker: Captain (Confederate Navy), died in 1883
  • 02-11Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Vice President (Confederacy), died in 1883
  • 02-11Benjamin Franklin Sands: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
  • 02-15Charles Lewis Tiffany: Killingly, Connecticut -- Jeweler (Tiffany)
  • 02-16Henry Wilson: (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
  • 02-19Lauro Rossi: Composer
  • 02-29Hermann Hirschboch: German composer
  • 03-06Aaron Lufkin Dennison: Father of American watchmaking
  • 03-09Jakob Eduard Schmolzer: Composer
  • 03-10Victor Tesch: Belgian lawyer / Minister of Justice
  • 03-11James Speed: Attorney General (Union), died in 1887
  • 03-11William Vincent Wallace: Composer
  • 03-16Henry Dwight Terry: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
  • 03-20George Bibb Crittenden: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
  • 04-03Louisa Maria: Queen of the Belgians (1832-50 / Wife of Leopold I)
  • 04-06Aaron Bernstein: Writer
  • 04-06Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin: Composer
  • 04-09Randolph Barnes Marcy: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1887
  • 04-15Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau: Painter
  • 04-23Louis-Antoine Julien: Conductor
  • 04-26Alfred Krupp: German arms Merchant
  • 04-27Friedrich von Flotow: Composer
  • 04-28Daniel Henry Rucker: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1910
  • 04-30Kaspar Hauser: German Son of grand Duke Karel van Bathe
  • 05-06Marin R Delany: Charles Town, West Virginia -- 1st black major in US Medical Corp

People died in year of 1812

  • 01-15Johannes Herbst: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-24Eligio Celestino: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-05Franz Schneider: Composer, dies at 74
  • 02-09Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Composer, dies at 57
  • 02-24Hugo Kollataj: Polish teacher / minister, dies at 61
  • 03-20Jan Ladislav Dussek: Bohemian pianist / composer, dies at 52
  • 04-11Gottlieb Schick: German Painter (Opfer Noachs), dies at 35
  • 04-20George Clinton: 4th US VP, dies at 73, 1st VP to die in office
  • 04-23Franz Sebastian Haindl: Composer, dies at 85
  • 05-13Johann Matthias Sperger: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-21Joseph Wolfl: Composer, dies at 38
  • 06-02John W de Winter: Dutch Vice-Admiral, dies at battle at Kamperduin at 51
  • 06-16Franz Pforr: German Painter / cartoonist (Lukasbund), dies at 23
  • 07-14Christian G Heyne: German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • 07-24Joseph Schuster: Composer, dies at 63
  • 08-12Jean Joseph Rodolphe: Composer, dies at 81
  • 08-19Vincenzo Righini: Composer, dies at 56
  • 08-21Silverius Muller: Composer, dies at 67
  • 09-12Pyotr I Bagration: Georgian / Russian ruler / General, dies in battle
  • 09-21Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-11Jurriaan F de Frederici: Dutch Governor-General (Suriname), dies at 60
  • 10-13Isaac Brock: English General (conquered Detroit), dies in battle
  • 11-15Eagle Fokke Simonsz: Writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57
  • 12-12John Malchair: Composer, dies at 82
  • 12-13Marianne von Martinez: Composer, dies at 68
  • 12-20Sacagawea: Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark
  • 12-23Michel Delalande: Composer, dies at 73