1811 in History – What happened in year 1811


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.

Know what happened in 1811:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 MayPeninsular War-An allied force of British, Spanish, andPortuguese troops clashed with the French at the Battle of Albuera southof Badajoz, Spain.
30 July Miguel 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.
16 MayPeninsular War-An allied force of British, Spanish, andPortuguese troops clashed with the French at the Battle of Albuera southof Badajoz, Spain.
01 March Muhammad Ali Pasha (pictured), Wali of the Ottoman province ofEgypt, killed the leaders of the Mamluk Sultanate to seize power,founding a dynasty that would last until 1952.
05 March Peninsular War-In the Battle of Barrosa, an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese force trying to lift the Siege of Cádiz was able to defeat aFrench attack, although they were ultimately unable to break the siegeitself.
08 JanuaryThe German Coast Uprising, the largest slave revolt in UnitedStates history, took place in Louisiana.
05 MarchPeninsular War-In the Battle of Barrosa, an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese force trying to lift the Siege of Cádiz was able to defeat aFrench attack, although they were ultimately unable to break the siegeitself.
16 MayPeninsular War-An allied force of British, Spanish, andPortuguese troops clashed with the French at the Battle of Albuera southof Badajoz, Spain.
30 JulyMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla, an early leader of the Mexican War of Independence, was executed by Spanish authorities.
16 MayPeninsular War-An allied force of British, Spanish, and Portuguese troops clashed with the French at the Battle of Albuera southof Badajoz, Spain.
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.
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.
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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1811:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberJean-Charles Chapais / Politician / Canada
03 February Horace Greeley / Politician / United States of America
06 January Charles Sumner / Politician / United States of America
14 JuneHarriet Beecher Stowe / Author / United States of America
17 JuneJón Sigurðsson / Politician / Iceland
17 OctoberAlbertus van Raalte / Educator / United States of America
20 MayAlfred Domett / Politician / United Kingdom
21 JuneCarlo Matteucci / Physicist / Italy
21 NovemberZeng Guofan / Politician / China
21 March Nathaniel Woodard / Educator / United Kingdom
21 OctoberFilippo Colini / Singer / Italy
21 DecemberArchibald Tait / Bishop / Scotland
21 AprilAlson Sherman / Politician / United States of America
22 MayGiulia Grisi / Singer / Italy
22 OctoberFranz Liszt / Composer / Hungary
24 JuneJohn Archibald Campbell / Lawyer / United States of America
27 March Edward William Cooke / Painter / United Kingdom
27 OctoberIsaac Singer / Actor / United States of America
28 March John Neumann / Saint / United States of America
30 March Robert Bunsen / Academic / Germany

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