1815 in History – What happened in year 1815

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.

Know what happened in 1815:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 AprilMount Tambora in Indonesia began one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in recorded history, killing at least 71,000 people, and affecting worldwide temperatures for the next two years.
15 July Aboard HMS Bellerophon, Napoleon surrendered to Royal NavyCaptain Frederick Lewis Maitland to finally end the Napoleonic Wars.
18 JuneWar of the Seventh Coalition-Napoleon Bonaparte fought andlost his final battle, the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.
20 March After escaping from exile in Elba, Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris, officially beginning his 'Hundred Days' rule.
25 DecemberThe Handel and Haydn Society, the oldest continuouslyperforming arts organization in the United States, premiered at King'sChapel in Boston.
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.
15 JulyAboard HMS Bellerophon (pictured), Napoleon surrendered toRoyal Navy Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland to finally end theNapoleonic Wars.
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 strategicvictory against the Anglo-Dutch army in the Battle of Quatre Bras.
10 AprilMount Tambora in Indonesia began one of the most violentvolcanic eruptions in recorded history, killing at least 71,000 people,and affecting worldwide temperatures for the next two years.
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.
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.
08 DecemberMichel Ney, Marshal of France, was executed by a firing squadnear Paris' Jardin du Luxembourg for supporting Napoleon.
20 MarchAfter escaping from exile in Elba, Napoleon Bonaparte enteredParis, officially beginning his 'Hundred Days' rule.
26 February Napoleon 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.
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.
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.
15 JulyAboard HMS Bellerophon, Napoleon surrendered to Royal Navy Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland to finally end the Napoleonic Wars.
15 JuneThe Duchess of Richmond held a ball in Brussels, Belgium, thatwas described as 'the most famous ball in history'.
16 JuneNapoleonic Wars-French Marshal Michel Ney earned a strategic victory against the Anglo-Dutch army in the Battle of Quatre Bras.
18 JuneWar of the Seventh Coalition-Napoleon Bonaparte fought and lost his final battle, the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.
30 MayThe East Indiaman ship Arniston was wrecked during a storm atWaenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa, with theloss of 372 lives.
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.
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 offour British frigates.
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.
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.
18 JuneWar of the Seventh Coalition-Napoleon Bonaparte fought andlost his final battle, the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1815:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilOtto von Bismarck / Politician / Germany
01 AugustRichard Henry Dana / Politician / United States of America
01 AprilEdward Clark / Politician / United States of America
01 MayWilliam Buell Richards / Lawyer / Canada
02 NovemberGeorge Boole / Philosopher / United Kingdom
03 NovemberJohn Mitchel / Journalist / Ireland
05 March John Wentworth / Politician / United States of America
05 AugustEdward John Eyre / Politician / United Kingdom
06 SeptemberSt. John Richardson Liddell / General / United States of America
08 DecemberAdolph Menzel / Painter / Germany
12 NovemberElizabeth Cady Stanton / Activist / United States of America
15 SeptemberHalfdan Kjerulf / Journalist / Norway
16 OctoberFrancis Lubbock / Politician / United States of America
16 January Henry Halleck / Lawyer / United States of America
19 JuneCornelius Krieghoff / Painter / Netherlands
21 January John Bingham / Lawyer / United States of America
23 OctoberJoão Maurício Vanderlei / Politician / Brazil
28 JulyStefan Dunjov / Colonel / Bulgaria
31 OctoberKarl Weierstrass / Academic / Germany
31 DecemberGeorge Meade / Engineer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1815:

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

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