What Happened in 1809

Significant Events

  • Jul 16 La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo
More Historical Events

1809 in Music

  • Sep 18 Royal Opera House in London opens

1809 in Sport

  • Apr 18 First run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket, England

World Leaders in 1809

Famous People in 1809

Famous Divorces

  • Dec 16 Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate