September 1808 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 13 Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • Sep 30 Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)
  • Sep 30 Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)
  • Sep 5 John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • Sep 6 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  • Sep 13 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (b. 1718)
  • Sep 17 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (b. 1755)
  • Sep 25 Richard Porson, scholar, dies
  • Sep 27 Gaetano B Vestris, ballerina, dies at 79