What Happened in October 1813

Historical Events

  • Oct 5 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • Oct 8 Treaty of Ried between Bavaria & Austria

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 16 Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Oct 20 Kingdom of Westphalia abolished
  • Oct 23 The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer
  • Oct 9 John Jones Pettus, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 10 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Oct 12 Lyman Trumbull, MC (Union) (d. 1896)
  • Oct 17 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 23 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer, born in Sabrodt

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • Oct 26 Henry Thomas Smart, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Etienne Ozi, French composer, dies at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 5 Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief (Battle of Thames), dies in battle at 45

Native American Leader of the Shawnee Tecumseh
Native American Leader of the Shawnee
Tecumseh
  • Oct 19 Josef Poniatovski, Polish gen/marshal of France, dies in battle
  • Oct 22 August Harder, composer, dies at 38