What Happened in July 1818

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 John Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born", "Lines Written in the Highlands", & "Gadfly"

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
  • Jul 6 Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
  • Jul 10 John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 14 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1861)
  • Jul 15 Heinrich Esser, composer
  • Jul 18 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
  • Jul 24 Felix Godefroid, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 30 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

  • Jul 30 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
  • Jul 31 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 28 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)