What Happened on May 31, 1809

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer who led rebellion against the French, dies at the Battle of Stralsund at 33

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Austrian composer of the classical period (The Creation; Trumpet Concerto), dies at 77

  • Jean Lannes, French military commander (Marshal of the Empire and friend of Napoleon Bonaparte), dies of his wounds from the Battle of Aspern-Essling at 40
1809 Highlights

About May 31, 1809

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 214 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini