What Happened in January 1816

Historical Events

  • Jan 12 France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Stephen Miller, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 9 John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior under Lincoln during US Civil War (d. 1889)
  • Jan 11 Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • Jan 15 Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
  • Jan 19 Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Jan 23 Carl Herrmann, near stage magician, born in Hanover, Germany
  • Jan 26 Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jan 30 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Francois Alexander Sallantin, composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 15 Henry Harington, composer, dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 27 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies at 92

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • Jan 30 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/cartoonist/art collector, dies at 74