January 1814 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Field marshal Blucher's troops cross the Rhine at Kaub

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Jan 2 Lord Byron completes "The Corsair"

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
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  • Jan 14 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
  • Jan 22 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC
  • Jan 28 Stendahl's 1st book is published
  • Jan 29 War of the Sixth Coalition: Russia and Prussia are defeated by France in the Battle of Brienne
  • Jan 31 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (d. 1864)
  • Jan 8 Thomas Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Jan 10 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • Jan 11 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
  • Jan 11 Richard Griffith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Jan 12 Jones Mitchell Withers, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • Jan 17 Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • Jan 24 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
  • Jan 25 Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor (Union), (d. 1899)
  • Jan 26 Rufus King, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 27 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
  • Jan 30 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian glass painter

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French writer and botanist (b. 1737)
  • Jan 27 Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher, dies
  • Jan 27 Philip Astley, theatre manager, dies
  • Jan 29 Johann G Fichte, German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), dies at 51