1811 in history

1811 events chronologically

Jan 8 An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana
Jan 17 Mexican War of Independence: In the Battle of Calderón Bridge, a heavily outnumbered Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionaries
Feb 28 Cry of Asencio, beginning of the Uruguayan War of Independence
Mar 1 Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali
Mar 2 Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate
Mar 5 Peninsular War: A French force under the command of Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa
Mar 9 Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí

Top 7 most famous people born in 1811

Mar 20 Napoleon II the son of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, and his second wife, Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
Mar 30 Robert Bunsen a German chemist. He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium and rubidium with Gustav Kirchhoff. Bunsen developed several gas-analytical methods, was a pioneer in photochemistry, and did early work in the field of organoarsenic chemistry. With his laboratory assistant, Peter Desaga, he developed the Bunsen burner, an improvement on the laboratory burners then in use. The Bunsen–Kirchhoff Award for spectroscopy is named after Bunsen and Kirchhoff
Jun 14 Harriet Beecher Stowe an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day
Jul 18 William Makepeace Thackeray an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society
Aug 30 Théophile Gautier a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic.
Oct 22 Franz Liszt T.O.S.F. in modern use Liszt Ferenc ; from 1859 to 1867 officially Franz Ritter von Liszt, was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary
Oct 25 Évariste Galois a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a 350 years-standing problem. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He died at age 20 from wounds suffered in a duel

Top 7 most famous people died in 1811

Mar 4 Mariano Moreno an Argentine lawyer, journalist, and politician. He played a decisive role in the Primera Junta, the first national government of Argentina, created after the May Revolution
Mar 14 Augustus FitzRoy 3rd Duke of Grafton a British Whig statesman of the Georgian era. He is one of a handful of dukes who have served as Prime Minister
Apr 7 Dositej Obradović a Serbian author, philosopher, linguist, traveler, polyglot and the first minister of education of Serbia. An influential protagonist of the Serbian national and cultural renaissance, he advocated Enlightenment and rationalist ideas while remaining a Serbian patriot and an adherent of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Founder of modern Serbian literature, he is commonly referred to by his mononym, first name alone. He became a monk in the Serb Orthodox monastery of Hopovo, in the Srem region, and acquired the name Dositej. He translated many European classics, including Aesop's Fables, into Serbian
Jul 30 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla a Mexican Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.
Aug 31 Louis Antoine de Bougainville a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of James Cook, he took part in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War against Britain. He later gained fame for his expeditions, the first recorded settlement on the Falkland Islands and his voyages into the Pacific Ocean
Sep 8 Peter Simon Pallas a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia.
Nov 21 Heinrich von Kleist a German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer. The Kleist Prize, a prestigious prize for German literature, is named after him