Events in year of 1814

  • 01-02Lord Byron completes "The Corsair"
  • 01-14King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
  • 01-221st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, New York City
  • 02-01Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
  • 02-27Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres
  • 03-20Prince Willem Frederik becomes Monarch of the Netherlands
  • 03-25Netherlands Bank established
  • 03-27Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
  • 03-29Battle at Horseshoe Bend Ala: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
  • 03-30Britain and allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon
  • 03-31Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris
  • 04-09Elias Canneman (L) resigns as Minister of Finance
  • 04-111st abdication of France by Napoleon; he is exiled to Elba
  • 04-14Napoleon abdicated and was banished to Elba
  • 04-26King Louis XVIII lands on Calais, from England
  • 05-04Bourbon reign restored in France
  • 05-05British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, New York
  • 05-11Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
  • 05-17Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (National Day)
  • 05-17Norwegian constitution passed by constitutent assembly at Eidsvoll
  • 07-03Americans capture Fort Erie Canada
  • 07-05Americans defeat British and Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • 07-18British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
  • 07-25George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
  • 08-01Belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat
  • 08-07Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits
  • 08-08Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
  • 08-13Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
  • 08-13Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
  • 08-24British forces captured Washington, DC, and burned down many landmarks

People born in year of 1814

  • 01-08Johannes Kneppelhout [Klikspaan]: Dutch humorist
  • 01-08Thomas Green: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 01-10Aubrey de Vere: Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 01-11James Paget: English surgeon (disease of Paget)
  • 01-11Richard Griffith: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 01-12Jones Mitchell Withers: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
  • 01-14Johannes Josephus Viotta: Composer
  • 01-17Ellen Wood: English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • 01-21Thomas Attwood Walmisley: Composer
  • 01-25Francis Harrison Pierpont: Governor (Union), died in 1899
  • 01-26Rufus King: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
  • 01-30Jean-Baptist Capronnier: French / Belgian glass painter
  • 02-09Samuel Jones Tilden: Philanthropist for New York Public Library
  • 02-21Nicolo Gabrielli: Composer
  • 02-22Henryk Oskar Kolberg: Composer
  • 03-03Charles Kensington Salaman: Composer
  • 03-16Jules Eugene Abraham Alary: Composer
  • 03-22Thomas Crawford: US sculptor (Babes in the Wood)
  • 03-24Galen Clark: United States -- Naturalist / discovered Mariposa Grove
  • 04-02Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 04-04John Blair Smith Todd: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
  • 04-15John Lothrop Motley: United States -- Historian / author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
  • 04-21Beni Egressy: Composer
  • 04-24Angela Burdett-Coutts: Philanthropist extrordinaire
  • 05-06Wilhelm Ernst: Violinist / composer
  • 05-08Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin: Anarchist
  • 05-09Adolph von Henselt: Composer
  • 06-08Charles Reade: England, United Kingdom -- Novelist (Cloister & Hearth)
  • 06-19Johannes H Weissenbruch: Landscape painter
  • 07-02Atale Therese Annette Wartel: Composer

People died in year of 1814

  • 01-05Johann Gottfried Krebs: Composer, dies at 72
  • 01-23Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf: Composer, dies at 52
  • 01-27Johann Gottlieb Fichte: Philosopher
  • 01-27Philip Astley: Theatre manager
  • 01-29Johann G Fichte: German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), dies at 51
  • 02-03Johann Antonin Kozeluch: Composer, dies at 75
  • 02-13Augustin Holler: Composer, dies at 69
  • 04-01Jozef de Ferraris: French / Austrian General / cartographer, dies at 87
  • 05-06George Joseph Vogler: Composer, dies at 64
  • 05-07Franz Volrath Buttstett: Composer, dies at 79
  • 05-12Robert Treat Paine: US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
  • 06-07Robert Jasper van der de Capellen: Mister of Marsch, dies at 71
  • 06-08Friedrich Heinrich Himmel: Composer, dies at 48
  • 06-15Charles Palissot de Montenoy: French writer / politician, dies at 84
  • 06-27Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Composer, dies at 61
  • 07-07Robert Jasper van der Capellen: Dutch politician, dies at 71
  • 07-19Matthew Flinders: English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40
  • 07-25Charles Dibdin: Composer, dies at 69
  • 09-01Erik Eriksson Tulindberg: Composer, dies at 53
  • 09-22A W Iffland: Writer
  • 10-01Jakob I van Przysucha: Polish hassidic leader
  • 10-16Juan Jose Landaeta: Composer, dies at 34
  • 11-23Elbridge Gerry: US Merchant / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 70
  • 12-02Marquis de Sade: Writer, dies at 74
  • 12-09Jose Angel Lamas: Composer, dies at 39
  • 12-13Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne: Belg Field Marshal / author, dies at 79

Events in year of 1815

  • 01-08Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12 / 24 / 1814 but nobody knew
  • 02-06New Jersey issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)
  • 02-26Napoleon and 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
  • 03-01Sunday observance in the Netherlands regulated by law
  • 03-03US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute
  • 03-16Willem I proclaimed King of the Netherlands, including Belgium
  • 03-20Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
  • 04-05Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
  • 04-10Austria declares war on realm of Naples
  • 05-03Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats King Joachim of Naples
  • 05-24George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
  • 06-0839 German states unite under Act of Confederation
  • 06-16Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
  • 06-16Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
  • 06-17Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda
  • 06-222nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
  • 06-30US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
  • 07-091st natural gas well in US is discovered
  • 07-09King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
  • 07-15Napoleon Bonaparte captured
  • 07-15Napoleon surrendered and is later exiled on St. Helena
  • 08-06US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli
  • 08-08Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St. Helena
  • 09-21King Willem I takes oath in Brussels
  • 09-26Russia, Prussia and Austria sign Holy Alliance
  • 09-28Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
  • 09-29King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
  • 10-08Joachim Murats forces lands at Pizzo Italy
  • 10-12Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death
  • 10-15Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St. Helena

People born in year of 1815

  • 01-01Charles Renouvier: French philosopher (neocriticism)
  • 01-08George Webb Morell: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
  • 01-08Lawrence Pike Graham: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 01-10Alexander Brydie Dyer: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874
  • 01-10Thomas Williams: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 01-13William Henry French: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 01-15Henry Morris Naglee: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 01-16Adolph Trube: Composer
  • 01-16Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck: Major General (Union Army)
  • 01-18James Chesnut, Jr.: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
  • 01-18Richard Yates Gov: MC (Union), died in 1873
  • 01-21Horace Wells: Dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
  • 01-22Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger: Composer
  • 01-28Andrew Jackson Hamilton: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
  • 02-02Nathaniel Collins McLean: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 02-18Henri Leys: Flemish painter
  • 02-21Ernest Meissonier: French painter / sculptor
  • 02-25Robert Hall Chilton: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 03-02Antonio Buzzolla: Composer
  • 03-08Jean Delphin Alard: French violinist / composer
  • 03-14Josephine Lang: Composer
  • 03-30Wincenty Studzinski: Composer
  • 04-01Otto Von Bismarck: Germany -- Chancellor (1866-90)
  • 04-06Friedrich Robert Volkmann: Composer
  • 04-11Klara Fey: German orchestra leader (Deutscher Arbeiterverein)
  • 04-12Henry Hugo Pierson: Composer
  • 04-24Anthony Trollope: England, United Kingdom -- Novelist / poet (Barchester Towers)
  • 04-24James Edward Harrison: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
  • 04-28Andrew Jackson Smith: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
  • 04-29Abram Duryee: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

People died in year of 1815

  • 01-08Edward Pakenham: Engl General (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
  • 01-21M Claudius: Writer, dies at 74
  • 02-04Geert Reinders: Dutch cattle breeder / inoculation proponent, dies at 77
  • 02-04Jacob van Strij: Dutch cartoonist / graphic artist, dies at 58
  • 02-17Franz Gotz: Composer, dies at 59
  • 02-19Leonhard von Call: Composer, dies at 47
  • 02-24Robert Fulton: Steamboat pioneer
  • 05-21Roman Hoffstetter: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-29Cornelis de Gijselaar: Politician / patriot, dies at 64
  • 06-16Frederik Willem: Duke of Brunswick (1813-15), dies in battle
  • 06-17Hammida: Algerian Admiral, dies in battle
  • 09-09John Singleton Copley: British painter, dies at 77
  • 09-12Jose Mauricio: Composer, dies at 63
  • 09-24John Sevier: Indian fighter (Gov / Rep-Tn), dies at 70
  • 09-28Nicolas Desmarest: French geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
  • 10-13Joachim Murat: Marshal of France / King of Naples (1808-15), executed
  • 10-31Daniel Belknap: Composer, dies at 44
  • 11-15Johann Lukas Schubaur: Composer, dies at 65
  • 11-25Johann Peter Saloman: Composer, dies at 70
  • 11-28Johann Peter Salomon: Composer, dies at 70
  • 12-07Michel Ney: French marshal (Waterloo), murdered at 46
  • 12-19Michel Woldemar: Composer, dies at 65
  • 12-19Robert Hudson: Composer, dies at 83
  • 12-20Giovanni Meli: Sicilian Poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
  • 12-29Saartjie Baartman: Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris