1809 in History – What happened in year 1809

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.

Know what happened in 1809:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
11 OctoberAmerican explorer Meriwether Lewis died along the Natchez Tracein Tennessee in an apparent suicide.
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.
13 DecemberAmerican physician Ephraim McDowell performed the world's firstremoval of an ovarian tumor.
25 DecemberAmerican physician Ephraim McDowell performed the world's firstremoval of an ovarian tumor.
18 SeptemberThe second theatre of the Royal Opera House in London openedafter a fire destroyed the original theatre one year earlier.
06 JulyNapoleon's French forces defeated Archduke Charles' Austrianarmy at the Battle of Wagram, the decisive confrontation of the War ofthe Fifth Coalition.
19 AprilWar of the Fifth Coalition-The French won a hard-foughtvictory over Austria in Lower Bavaria when their opponents withdrew fromthe field of battle that evening.
16 JanuaryPeninsular War-French forces under Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soultattacked the amphibious evacuation of the British under Sir John Moorein Corunna, Galicia, Spain.
10 AprilNapoleonic Wars-The War of the Fifth Coalition began whenAustria invaded Bavaria.
19 AprilWar of the Fifth Coalition-The French won a hard-foughtvictory over Austria in Lower Bavaria when their opponents withdrew fromthe field of battle that evening.
18 SeptemberThe second theatre of the Royal Opera House (interior pictured)in London opened after a fire destroyed the original theatre one yearearlier.
19 AprilWar of the Fifth Coalition-The French won a hard-fought victory over Austria in Lower Bavaria when their opponents withdrew fromthe field of battle that evening.
23 FebruaryAfter standing only 15 years, London's Drury Lane theatre, thethird building of that name, burned down.
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.
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' Austrian army at the Battle of Wagram, the decisive confrontation of the War of the Fifth Coalition.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1809:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Achille Guenée / Lawyer / France
04 NovemberBenjamin Robbins Curtis / Lawyer / United States of America
04 January Louis Braille / Educator / France
04 SeptemberManuel Montt / Politician / Chile
04 SeptemberJuliusz Słowacki / Poet / Poland
13 NovemberJohn A. Dahlgren / Admiral / United States of America
13 JuneHeinrich Hoffmann / Author / Germany
15 January Pierre-Joseph Proudhon / Politician / France
15 February Cyrus McCormick / Business Man / United States of America
15 March Karl Josef von Hefele / Bishop / Germany
15 March Joseph Jenkins Roberts / Politician / United States of America
20 JuneIsaak August Dorner / Academic / Germany
24 DecemberKit Carson / General / United States of America
27 March Georges-Eugène Haussmann / Engineer / France
27 February Jean-Charles Cornay / Missionary / France
27 DecemberAlexandros Rizos Rangavis / Politician / Greece
28 SeptemberAlvan Wentworth Chapman / Physician / United States of America
29 AugustOliver Wendell Holmes Sr. / Author / United States of America
31 March Edward FitzGerald / Poet / United Kingdom
31 March Otto Lindblad / Composer / Sweden

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1809:

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

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