March 1809 in history

March 1809 events chronologically

Mar 13 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état
Mar 27 Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real
Mar 28 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin
Mar 29 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1809

Mar 15 Joseph Jenkins Roberts the first and seventh President of Liberia. Born free in Norfolk, Virginia, US, Roberts emigrated to Liberia in 1829 as a young man. He opened a trading store in Monrovia, and later engaged in politics. When Liberia became independent in 1847, Roberts was elected the first president, serving until 1856. In 1872 he was elected again to serve as Liberia's seventh president
Mar 19 Fredrik Pacius a German composer and conductor who lived most of his life in Finland. He has been called the "Father of Finnish music"
Mar 24 Mariano José de Larra a Spanish romantic writer best known for his numerous essays, and his infamous suicide. His works were often satirical and critical of the 19th-century Spanish society, and focused on both the politics and customs of his time
Mar 24 Joseph Liouville a French mathematician.
Mar 27 Georges-Eugène Haussmann the Prefect of the Seine Department in France, who was chosen by the Emperor Napoleon III to carry out a massive program of new boulevards, parks and public works in Paris, commonly called Haussmann's renovation of Paris. Critics forced his resignation for extravagance, but his vision of the city still dominates Central Paris
Mar 31 Nikolai Gogol a Ukrainian Russian-language dramatist, novelist and short story writer.
Mar 31 Edward FitzGerald (poet) an English poet and writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The writing of his name as both FitzGerald and Fitzgerald is seen. The use here of FitzGerald conforms with that of his own publications, anthologies such as Quiller-Couch's Oxford Book of English Verse, and most reference books up until about the 1960s

Died in March 1809

Mar 6 Thomas Heyward Jr. a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South Carolina.
Mar 7 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger an Austrian musician.
Mar 7 Jean-Pierre Blanchard a French inventor, best known as a pioneer in balloon flight.
Mar 20 Mary Bateman an English criminal and alleged witch, known as the "Yorkshire Witch", who was tried and executed for murder during the early 19th century.
Mar 23 Thomas Holcroft an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
Mar 27 Joseph-Marie Vien born at Montpellier. He was the last holder of the post of Premier peintre du Roi, serving from 1789 to 1791