January 1815 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 3 France, the United Kingdom, and Austria form an alliance against Russia and Prussia
  • Jan 8 Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew
  • Jan 15 War of 1812: the USS President, an American frigate, is captured by four British frigates

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 Burned US Library of Congress re-established with Thomas Jefferson's 6,500 volumes

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)
  • Jan 8 George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)

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Jan 11 John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Jan 13 William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 15 Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Jan 16 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
  • Jan 18 James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • Jan 18 Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), (d. 1873)
  • Jan 18 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
  • Jan 21 Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
  • Jan 21 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • Jan 28 Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)

Weddings in History


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Jan 2 Leading Romantic poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22) by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
  • Jan 15 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
  • Jan 21 M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
  • Jan 31 José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)