May 1813 in History

Events in History

  • May 11 In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.

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May 23 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • May 27 Americans capture Ft George, Canada
  • May 31 In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains.

Birthdays in History

  • May 5 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
  • May 6 Joseph Tarr Copeland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Maine (d. 1893)
  • May 10 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), born in Franklin County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • May 12 Johann Czerski, German chaplin
  • May 23 Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)

Deaths in History

  • May 1 Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768)
  • May 23 Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772)