1813 in History – What happened in year 1813

✅ Published on April 3rd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1813 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 1813.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1813 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 januaryThe novel Pride and Prejudice by English author Jane Austen was published, using material from an unpublished manuscript that she originally wrote between 1796 and 1797.
03 februaryArgentine War of Independence-José de San Martín and his Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers gained a largely symbolic victory againsta royalist army in the Battle of San Lorenzo.
13 aprilA 'miserable' new parish church for Reculver was consecrated, replacing a 1,144-year-old church which had been mostly demolished in1809, despite being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon church architecture andsculpture.
11 mayWilliam Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth departed westward from Sydney on an expedition to become the first Europeans confirmed to cross the Blue Mountains.
06 juneWar of 1812-The British ambushed an American encampment nearpresent-day Stoney Creek, Ontario, capturing two senior officers.
22 juneWar of 1812-After learning of American plans for a forthcoming surprise attack, Laura Secord set out on a 30 km (19 mi) journey from Queenston, Ontario, Upper Canada, on foot to warn Lieutenant JamesFitzGibbon.
30 augustCreek War-A force of Creeks, belonging to the Red Sticksfaction killed hundreds of settlers in Fort Mims in Alabama.
31 augustPeninsular War-At the Battle of San Marcial, the Spanish Army of Galicia under Manuel Alberto Freire turned back Nicolas Soult's lastmajor offensive against Arthur Wellesley's allied army.
10 septemberWar of 1812-American forces led by Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British on Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
26 octoberWar of 1812-A force consisting of about 1,630 French Canadianregulars and militia and Mohawk warriors under Charles de Salaberryrepulsed an American force of about 4,000 attempting to invade Canada.
11 novemberWar of 1812-A British–Canadian force repelled an Americanattack in the Battle of Crysler's Farm, forcing the latter to give uptheir attempt to capture Montreal.
08 decemberBeethoven's Symphony No. 7 (audio featured) premiered in Vienna with the composer himself conducting.
25 JulyThe first boat race competition in India was held in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
19 OctoberThe war of Lapzing ended.
06 NovemberMexico gained independence from Spain.
24 JanuaryThe Philharmonic Society was founded in London (later the Royal Philharmonic Society).
09 FebruaryPrussia abolished the canton system.
04 MarchJames Madison was sworn in as President of the United States for a second term.
08 AprilColonel James Ball came to Fort Meigs with 200 dragons.
02 MayNapoleon won against the German alliance in the Battle of Luton.
06 JuneGregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Wentworth returned home after crossing the Blue Mountains.
13 JulyItaly's National Military Police "Carbineri " was established by Victor Emmanuel I as the police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
12 AugustAustria declared war on France.
06 SeptemberNapoleon's forces were again defeated by Prussia and Russia at the Battle of Denwitz.
02 OctoberThe Philosophy Society of the University of Pennsylvania was founded (the oldest extant literary society in the United States).
21 NovemberAn independent government was restored in the Netherlands.
29 DecemberIn the War of 1812, British soldiers burned buffaloes in New York.


Famous birthdays in the year 1813:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January George Bliss / Politician / United States of America
02 JuneDaniel Pollen / Politician / New Zealand
05 AugustIvar Aasen / Poet / Norway
08 DecemberAugust Belmont / Diplomat / United States of America
09 DecemberThomas Andrews / Chemist / Ireland
10 OctoberGiuseppe Verdi / Composer / Italy
10 MayMontgomery Blair / Politician / United States of America
11 February Otto Ludwig / Author / Germany
14 March Joseph P. Bradley / Lawyer / United States of America
18 March Christian Friedrich Hebbel / Poet / Germany
18 AprilJames McCune Smith / Author / United States of America
19 January Henry Bessemer / Business Man / United Kingdom
19 March David Livingstone / Explorer / Scotland
20 JuneJoseph Autran / Poet / France
21 AugustJean Stas / Physician / Belgium
23 OctoberLudwig Leichhardt / Explorer / Germany
24 JuneFrancis Boott / Composer / United States of America
26 January Juan Pablo Duarte / Philosopher / Dominican Republic
30 SeptemberJohn Rae / Physician / Scotland
30 NovemberLouise-Victorine Ackermann / Poet / France
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