1811 in History – What happened in year 1811

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

In history, year 1811 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 1811.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1811 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 januaryThe German Coast Uprising, the largest slave revolt in United States history, took place in Louisiana.
19 februaryPeninsular War: An outnumbered French force under Édouard Mortier routed and nearly destroyed the Spanish at the Battle of the Gebora near Badajoz, Spain.
01 marchMuhammad Ali Pasha, Wali of the Ottoman province of Egypt, killed the leaders of the Mamluk Sultanate to seize power,founding a dynasty that would last until 1952.
05 marchPeninsular War: In the Battle of Barrosa, an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese force trying to lift the Siege of Cádiz was able to defeat a French attack, although they were ultimately unable to break the siege itself.
16 mayPeninsular War-An allied force of British, Spanish, and Portuguese troops clashed with the French at the Battle of Albuera southof Badajoz, Spain.
09 julyBritish explorer David Thompson posted a notice at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, US), claiming the area for Great Britain.
30 julyMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla, an early leader of the Mexican Warof Independence, was executed by Spanish authorities.
07 novemberAmerican forces led by Indiana Territory Governor William HenryHarrison defeated the forces of Shawnee leader Tecumseh's growingAmerican Indian confederation at the Battle of Tippecanoe near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana.
14 MayParaguay was freed from Spain's subjugation.
15 MayParaguay declared independence from Spain.
27 OctoberIsaac Merritt Singer, the inventor of the sewing machine, was born.
20 FebruaryAustria was declared bankrupt.
22 JanuaryThe Kas rebellion began in San Antonio, Spanish Texas.
05 FebruaryBritish Regency: George, Prince of Wales King George III of the United Kingdom became Prince Regent due to his father's insanity.
25 MarchThe great comet discovered by Honoré Flaugaraj.
05 AprilRevolutionary riots began in Buenos Aires.
14 MayParaguay recognized the declaration of independence from the Spanish Empire on 15 May).
10 JuneA volcanic eruption forms in Sabrina Island Azores).
05 JulyVenezuela declared its independence from the Spanish Empire.
03 AugustJungfra's first ascent was the third highest summit in the Bernani Alps.
11 SeptemberInventor John Stevens's boat, Juliana, began operations as the first steam-powered ferry service between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey.
26 OctoberThe Argentine government declared freedom of expression for the press.
17 NovemberChile's founding father Jose Miguel Carrera was sworn in as president of the executive junta of the Chilean government.
02 DecemberThe Reverend Samuel Marsden sent the first commercial shipping of wool from New South Wales to England.


Famous birthdays in the year 1811:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 February Horace Greeley / Politician / United States of America
03 SeptemberJohn Humphrey Noyes / Activist / United States of America
04 MarchSir John Lawrence / Governor General / United Kingdom
07 AprilHasan Tahsini / Astronomer / Albania
07 JuneJames Young Simpson / Obstetrician / Scotland
11 MayJean-Jacques Challet-Venel / Politician / Switzerland
11 March Urbain Le Verrier / Astronomer / France
15 February Domingo Faustino Sarmiento / Politician / Argentina
18 JulyWilliam Makepeace Thackeray / Poet / United Kingdom
19 SeptemberOrson Pratt / Mathematician / United States of America
20 March Napoleon II / Emperor / France
20 March George Caleb Bingham / Politician / United States of America
20 MayAlfred Domett / Politician / United Kingdom
21 March Nathaniel Woodard / Educator / United Kingdom
22 MayHenry Pelham-Clinton / Politician / United Kingdom
22 MayGiulia Grisi / Singer / Italy
24 OctoberFerdinand Hiller / Composer / Germany
24 NovemberUlrich Ochsenbein / Politician / Switzerland
24 JuneJohn Archibald Campbell / Lawyer / United States of America
28 March John Neumann / Saint / United States of America
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