What Happened in September 1808

Historical Events

  • Sep 13 Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • Sep 30 Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Emir Abdelkader, Algerian political and military leader, born in Mascara, Algeria (d. 1883)
  • Sep 15 Louis Clapisson, French composer and violinist, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1866)
  • Sep 30 Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)
  • Sep 5 John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • Sep 6 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  • Sep 13 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian Jesuit writer, dies at 90
  • Sep 17 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island), dies at 53
  • Sep 25 Richard Porson, English classical scholar (Porson's Law), dies at about 48
  • Sep 26 Pavel Vranicky, Moravian-Austrian composer (Oberon – The Fairy King), and conductor, dies at 51
  • Sep 27 Gaétan Vestris, French ballet dancer, dies at 79