What Happened in September 1809

Historical Events

  • Sep 17 Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
  • Sep 18 Royal Opera House in London opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land), born in Kremenets, Russian Empire (d. 1849)
  • Sep 5 Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (851-61), born in Petorca, Chile (d. 1880)
  • Sep 9 William Radford, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1890)
  • Sep 20 Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 21 Sophia Hawthorne, American writer, painter and illustator, born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Sep 27 Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • Sep 7 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)
  • Sep 21 Alexander Reinagle, composer, dies at 53