January 1809 in history

January 1809 events chronologically

Jan 6 Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during the Napoleonic Wars
Jan 16 Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1809

Jan 4 Louis Braille a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains known worldwide simply as braille
Jan 12 Leopoldo O'Donnell 1st Duke of Tetuan a Spanish general and statesman. He was of Irish paternal descent, a descendant of Calvagh O'Donnell, Rí of Tyrconnell
Jan 13 Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust a German and Austrian statesman.
Jan 15 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon a French politician, the founder of Mutualist philosophy, an economist and a socialist. He was the first person to declare himself an anarchist and is among its most influential theorists. He is considered by many to be the "father of anarchism". He became a member of the French Parliament after the revolution of 1848, whereafter he referred to himself as a federalist
Jan 19 Edgar Allan Poe an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career
Jan 20 Sebastián Iradier Salaverri , a.k.a. Sebastián Yradier, was a Spanish composer
Jan 28 Theodor Benfey a German philologist and the son of a Jewish trader from Nörten in Lower Saxony. In 1834 he became a Privatdozent at the University of Göttingen, teaching Sanskrit and Comparative Grammar

Died in January 1809

Jan 2 Nikolai Sheremetev a Russian count, the son of Petr Borisovich Sheremetev, notable grandee of the epoch of empresses Anna Ivanovna, Elizabeth Petrovna, and Catherine He was also the grandson of Boris Petrovich Sheremetev.
Jan 3 Henri-Pierre Danloux a French painter and draftsman.
Jan 16 John Moore (British Army officer) a British soldier and General, also known as Moore of Corunna. He is best known for his military training reforms and for his death at the Battle of Corunna, in which he defeated a French army under Marshal Soult during the Peninsular War
Jan 21 Josiah Hornblower an English engineer and statesman in America Belleville, New Jersey. He was a delegate for New Jersey in the Continental Congress in 1785 and 1786