July 1815 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 9 1st natural gas well in US is discovered

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord takes office as the first Prime Minister of France

Politician and Diplomat Talleyrand
Politician and Diplomat
Talleyrand

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 15 Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 13 James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1880)
  • Jul 21 Stewart Van Vliet, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Ferrisburgh, Vermont (d. 1901)
  • Jul 24 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • Jul 28 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American Brevet Brigadier General (Union Army), inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1871)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 6 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, dies at 51