What Happened in August 1813

Historical Events

  • Aug 12 Robert Southey is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George III
  • Aug 14 British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus
  • Aug 19 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's second triumvirate.
  • Aug 23 Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French

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Aug 27 Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Aug 30 Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Carnot Posey, Confederate brigadier general
  • Aug 5 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet
  • Aug 15 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic, born in Mont-sous-Vaudrey, France (d. 1891)
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Alvord, American scientist and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Vancouver, Washington (d. 1884)
  • Aug 19 William Henry Fry, composer
  • Aug 21 Jean Stas, Belgian chemist, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • Aug 26 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
  • Aug 30 Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria, eldest daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1862)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 19 Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist (b. 1766)
  • Aug 26 Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 26 Karl Theodor Korner, German poet (Vetter aus Bremen), dies at 21