October 1813 in History

Events in History

  • 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).

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 9 John Jones Pettus, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63)
  • 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

Deaths in History


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