1809 in History – What happened in year 1809

✅ Published on April 2nd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1809 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1809.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1809 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 januaryPeninsular War: French forces under Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult attacked the amphibious evacuation of the British under Sir John Moore in Corunna, Galicia, Spain.
24 februaryAfter standing only 15 years, London's Drury Lane theatre, the third building of that name, burned down , leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
10 aprilNapoleonic Wars-The War of the Fifth Coalition began when Austria invaded Bavaria.
19 aprilWar of the Fifth Coalition-The French won a hard-fought victory over Austria in Lower Bavaria when their opponents withdrew from the field of battle that evening.
05 mayMary Dixon Kies became the first American woman to receive a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
06 julyNapoleon's French forces defeated Archduke Charles' Austrianarmy at the Battle of Wagram, the decisive confrontation of the War ofthe Fifth Coalition.
18 septemberThe second theatre of the Royal Opera House in London openedafter a fire destroyed the original theatre one year earlier.
11 octoberAmerican explorer Meriwether Lewis died along the Natchez Tracein Tennessee in an apparent suicide.
25 decemberAmerican physician Ephraim McDowell performed the world's first removal of an ovarian tumor.
04 JanuaryLouis Braille, the famous person who invented the Braille script for the blind, was born.
21 JanuaryThe first book of Geology in American was published by William McLure.
03 FebruaryGerman composer Felix Mandelson Bartoldi was born in the city of Hamburg.
12 FebruaryThe 16th President of America, Abraham Lincoln, was born.
28 MarchSpain was defeated at the hands of France in the Madeline war.
05 JanuaryThe Treaty of Dardanelle was signed between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Ottoman Empire.
11 FebruaryRobert Fulton invented the stepboat in the United States.
04 MarchJames Madison was elected as the fourth President of the United States.
18 AprilThe 2000 Guinness Deck horse race first took place in England.
05 MayMary Kiss is the first American woman to be awarded a patent for the technique of weaving straw hats with silk and thread).
07 JuneShuja Shah of the Durani Empire signed a treaty with the British.
08 JulyIn the Finnish War the Swedish Islands Fleet defeated the Russians in the naval battle of Porkala.
10 AugustEcuador declared independence from Spain.
17 SeptemberHamina's peace treaty was signed between Russia and Sweden in the Finnish War.
08 OctoberPrince Clemens von Metertich became the Foreign Minister of the Austrian Empire.
19 NovemberThe Spanish Army weakened in the Battle of Okana and 4000 soldiers of the Spanish Army were killed and others were wounded by the French Army.
26 DecemberA British invasion lent the city of Vallasingen.


Famous birthdays in the year 1809:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Achille Guenée / Lawyer / France
04 SeptemberManuel Montt / Politician / Chile
04 NovemberBenjamin Robbins Curtis / Lawyer / United States of America
04 January Louis Braille / Educator / France
04 SeptemberJuliusz Słowacki / Poet / Poland
06 AugustAlfred / Poet / United Kingdom
10 JulyFriedrich August von Quenstedt / Geologist / Germany
12 February Charles Darwin / Geologist / United Kingdom
12 February Abraham Lincoln / Politician / United States of America
15 January Pierre-Joseph Proudhon / Politician / France
15 JuneFrançois-Xavier Garneau / Poet / Canada
15 February Cyrus McCormick / Business Man / United States of America
15 March Karl Josef von Hefele / Bishop / Germany
19 January Edgar Allan Poe / Poet / United States of America
24 March Joseph Liouville / Academic / France
27 February Jean-Charles Cornay / Missionary / France
27 DecemberAlexandros Rizos Rangavis / Politician / Greece
27 NovemberFanny Kemble / Actress / United Kingdom
31 March Nikolai Gogol / Writer / Russia
31 March Otto Lindblad / Composer / Sweden

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1809:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 January Surendra Sai / Activist / India
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