1815 in History – What happened in year 1815

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

In history, year 1815 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 1815.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1815 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 januaryAmerican forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British Army at the Battle of New Orleans, two weeks after the United States and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty of Ghent to end the War of 1812.
13 januaryWar of 1812-British troops captured Fort Peter in St. Marys,Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
15 januaryWar of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, was captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
13 februaryThe Cambridge Union Society, one of the oldest debating societies in the world, was founded at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
26 februaryNapoleon Bonaparte escaped from Elba, an island off the coastof Italy where he had been exiled after the signing of the Treaty ofFontainebleau one year earlier.
10 aprilMount Tambora in Indonesia began one of the most violent volcanic eruption in recorded history, killing at least 71,000 people,and affecting worldwide temperatures for the next two years.
30 mayThe East Indiaman ship Arniston was wrecked during a storm atWaenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa, with theloss of 372 lives.
01 juneNapoleon promulgates a revised Constitution after it passes a plebiscite. The Charter of 1815, was the French constitution prepared by Benjamin Constant at the request of Napoleon I when he returned from exile on Elba.
09 juneThe Congress of Vienna ended, redrawing the political map ofEurope after the defeat of Napoleon.
15 juneNapoleonic Wars-French Marshal Michel Ney earned a strategic victory against the Anglo-Dutch army in the Battle of Quatre Bras.
15 juneThe Duchess of Richmond held a ball in Brussels, Belgium, that was described as 'the most famous ball in history'.
18 juneWar of the Seventh Coalition-Napoleon Bonaparte fought andlost his final battle, the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.
15 julyAboard HMS Bellerophon, Napoleon surrendered to Royal Navy Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland to finally end the Napoleonic Wars.
27 novemberAs specified by the Congress of Vienna, the Constitution of theKingdom of Poland was signed for the newly recreated Polish state thatwas under Russian control.
07 decemberMichel Ney, Marshal of France, was executed by a firing squadnear Paris' Jardin du Luxembourg for supporting Napoleon.
25 decemberThe Handel and Haydn Society, the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the United States, premiered at King's Chapel in Boston.
09 JuneLuxembourg became independent from the French occupation.
16 JuneNapoleon defeated Prussia at the Battle of Ligni in the Netherlands.
18 JuneNapoleon's army defeated Britain in the Battle of Waterloo.
09 JulyThe first natural gas well was discovered in the US.
20 NovemberRussia, Prussia, Austria and England allied to maintain peace in Europe.
27 NovemberThe Kingdom of Poland adopted the constitution.
03 FebruaryThe first cheese production factory in the world opened in Switzerland.
02 JanuaryLord Byron married Anne Isabella Milbank in Seahum County Durham.
06 FebruaryNew Jersey grants the first American Rail Charter to John Stevens.
16 MarchWilliam I became King of the Netherlands.
21 AprilThe eastern part of the erstwhile Garhwal Empire was annexed to the Kumaon division under the administration of the British Raj.
03 MayAustria defeated Naples King Joachim at the Battle of Tolentino.
15 JuneThe most famous ball in history, "Richmond Ball " was held at Ressels.
09 JulyCharles Maurice the Talleyrand Perigord, Prince of Banvant was elected Prime Minister of France.


Famous birthdays in the year 1815:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayWilliam Buell Richards / Lawyer / Canada
01 AprilOtto von Bismarck / Politician / Germany
01 AprilEdward Clark / Politician / United States of America
02 AugustAdolf Friedrich von Schack / Poet / Germany
05 AugustEdward John Eyre / Politician / United Kingdom
05 March John Wentworth / Politician / United States of America
06 SeptemberSt. John Richardson Liddell / General / United States of America
09 March David Davis / Politician / United States of America
10 DecemberAda Lovelace / Scientist / United Kingdom
11 January John A. Macdonald / Politician / Canada
15 SeptemberHalfdan Kjerulf / Journalist / Norway
16 AugustJohn Bosco / Educator / Italy
16 January Henry Halleck / Lawyer / United States of America
18 JuneLudwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen / General / Germany
19 JuneCornelius Krieghoff / Painter / Netherlands
21 January John Bingham / Lawyer / United States of America
25 OctoberCamillo Sivori / Violinist / Italy
31 MayAdye Douglas / Politician / United Kingdom
31 DecemberGeorge Meade / Engineer / United States of America
31 OctoberKarl Weierstrass / Academic / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1815:

YearName / Profession / Country
11 JuneJulia Margaret Cameron / Photographer / India
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