What Happened in March 1809

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed
  • Mar 4 Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
  • Mar 22 Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
  • Mar 28 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • Mar 29 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'├ętat. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 10 William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1864)
  • Mar 15 Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia
  • Mar 15 Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
  • Mar 19 Fredrik Pacius, composer
  • Mar 24 Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers
  • Mar 27 Georges Eugene Haussmann, architect, born in Paris, France
  • Mar 31 Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
  • Mar 31 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer
  • Mar 31 Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 7 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 26 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Joseph M Vien, French (court)painter/etcher, dies at 92