July 1809 in history

July 1809 events chronologically

Jul 5 The Battle of Wagram is fought
Jul 6 The second day of the Battle of Wagram; France defeats the Austrian army in the largest battle to date of the Napoleonic Wars
Jul 16 The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo
Jul 28 Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera – Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1809

Jul 9 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle a German physician, pathologist, and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay, "On Miasma and Contagia," was an early argument for the germ theory of disease. He was an important figure in the development of modern medicine
Jul 10 Friedrich August von Quenstedt a German geologist and palaeontologist.
Jul 16 Konstantin Bernhard von Voigts-Rhetz a Prussian general who served in the Austro-Prussian War and the Franco-Prussian War.
Jul 22 Jonathan McCully thus considered one of the Fathers of Canadian Confederation. He did much to promote union through newspaper editorials. For his efforts, he received a Senate appointment. He later became a judge of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court
Jul 30 Charles Chiniquy a Canadian Catholic priest who became a Presbyterian pastor.
Jul 31 Francis Walker (entomologist) an English entomologist. He was one of the most prolific authors in entomology, and stirred controversy during his later life as his publications resulted in a huge number of junior synonyms
Jul 31 Thomas Story Kirkbride a physician, advocate for the mentally ill, and founder of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane , a precursor to the American Psychiatric Association.

Died in July 1809

Jul 3 Joseph Quesnel a French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright. Among his works were two operas, Colas et Colinette and Lucas et Cécile; the former is considered to be the first Canadian opera
Jul 6 Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle a French cavalry general during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, often called "The Hussar General". He first gained fame for his role in the Capitulation of Stettin. Over the course of his short career, he became known as a daring adventurer and was credited with many exploits. Eventually, he fought on every front and was killed at the Battle of Wagram
Jul 7 Yakov Bulgakov a Russian diplomat best remembered as Catherine II's emissary in Constantinople in the 1780s.
Jul 14 Nicodemus the Hagiorite a saint of the Greek Orthodox Church. He was an ascetic monk, mystic, theologian, and philosopher. His life's work was a revival of traditional Christian practices and patristic literature. He wrote ascetic prayer literature and influenced the rediscovery of Hesychasm, a method of contemplative prayer from the Byzantine period. He is most famous for his work with Macarius of Corinth on the anthology of monastic spiritual writings known as The Philokalia. He was recognised as a saint by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in 1955
Jul 22 Jean Senebier a Swiss pastor who wrote many works on vegetable physiology.
Jul 24 Johann Gottfried Eckard a German pianist and composer.
Jul 28 Richard Beckett (cricketer) an English amateur cricketer and a captain in the Coldstream Guards during the Napoleonic Wars.