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

Events in year of 1816

  • 01-12France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
  • 01-22Lord Byron completes "Parisina" and"Siege of Corinth"
  • 02-27Dutch regain Suriname
  • 02-29Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
  • 03-06Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
  • 03-20US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
  • 04-09African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Philadelphia)
  • 04-102nd Bank of US chartered
  • 05-05American Bible Society organized (NY)
  • 05-10English steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
  • 05-11American Bible Society forms (NY)
  • 06-11Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
  • 07-03French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
  • 07-08Frost in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 07-09Argentina declares independence from Spain
  • 07-19Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
  • 07-27US troops destroy Ft Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
  • 08-08Bavarian joins Saint Alliance
  • 08-14Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
  • 08-19Java again in Dutch hands
  • 08-27Lord Exmouth bombs Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
  • 10-071st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
  • 12-021st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
  • 12-04James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
  • 12-10Dutch regain Sumatra
  • 12-11Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
  • 12-11Indiana becomes 19th state
  • 12-13Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
  • 12-28American Colonization Society organizes

People born in year of 1816

  • 01-07Stephen Miller: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 01-09John Palmer Usher: Secy Int (Union) died in 1889
  • 01-11Fitz-Henry Warren: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
  • 01-19Henry Gray: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 01-23Carl Herrmann: Germany -- Stage magician
  • 01-26Lloyd Tilghman: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 01-30Nathaniel Prentiss Banks: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
  • 02-17Friedrich Wilhelm Markull: Composer
  • 02-20Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski: Composer
  • 03-12David Stuart: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
  • 03-14Montgomery Dent Corse: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
  • 03-19Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst: Composer
  • 03-21Charlotte Bronte: Novelist / poet
  • 03-27George Elvey: Composer
  • 03-29James Gallant Spears: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
  • 04-08Frederick William Burton: Painter
  • 04-13William Sterndale Bennett: Composer
  • 04-16Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 04-21Louis Trezevant Wigfall: Confederate Army, died in 1874
  • 04-22Philip James Bailey: English poet (Festus)
  • 05-03Montgomery Cunningham Meigs: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
  • 05-14Gualtiero Sanelli: Composer
  • 05-16Henry Hopkins Sibley: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1886
  • 05-24Emanuel Leutze: United States -- Painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
  • 05-24Robert Seaman Granger: (Union Army Bvt Major General, died in 1894)
  • 06-04Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand: Bvt Major General (Union)
  • 06-11Robert Huston Milroy: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
  • 06-28Jacob P P Baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt: Min Foreign Affairs (1852-53)
  • 07-07Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard: Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889
  • 07-11French A Durlet: Belgian sculptor / architect

People died in year of 1816

  • 01-01Francois Alexander Sallantin: Composer, dies at 60
  • 01-15Henry Harington: Composer, dies at 88
  • 01-27Samuel Hood: 1st Viscount Hood / Admiral
  • 01-30Reinier Vinkeles: Dutch engraver / cartoonist / art collector, dies at 74
  • 02-04Meingosus Gaelle: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-10Johann Paul Aegidius Martini: Composer, dies at 74
  • 02-22Adam Ferguson: Scottish sociologist / historian, dies at 92
  • 03-18Johann Paul Schulthesius: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-23Ignaz Vitzthumb: Composer, dies at 95
  • 06-05Giovanni Paisiello: Italian Composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 06-06Christiane Vulpius: Wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
  • 07-03Dorothea Jordan: French actress / mistress (William IV), dies at 65
  • 07-06Philipp Meissner: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-14Francisco AG de Miranda: Venezuela freedom fighter, dies at 66
  • 07-23Elizabeth Hamilton: Author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
  • 08-06Karl Frieberth: Composer, dies at 80
  • 08-07Dionysius G van der Keessel: Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77
  • 08-08Blas de Laserna: Composer, dies at 65
  • 12-15Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz: Composer, dies at 44
  • 12-16Vincenzo Galeotti [Tomazelli]: Ital dancer / choreographer, dies at 73