What Happened in June 1810

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 23 John Jacob Astor organizes the Pacific Fur Company in Astoria, Oregon

Famous Birthdays

Robert Schumann

Jun 8 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), born in Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1856)

  • Jun 9 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, German composer, one of the founders of the Vienna Philharmonic, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1849)
  • Jun 17 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, born in Detmold, Principality of Lippe (d. 1876)
  • Jun 19 Ferdinand David, German violinist and composer (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels), born in Hamburg (d. 1873)
  • Jun 23 Franziska"Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina
  • Jun 30 Stanko Vraz [Jakob Frass], Slovenian-Croatian poet (illyrism), born in Cerovec in Lower Styria, Austrian Empire (d. 1851)

Famous Weddings

Zachary Taylor

Jun 21 American army officer and future US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith (21) near Louisville, Kentucky, at the bride's sister's home

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Johann Paul Wessely, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Jun 7 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • Jun 13 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), dies at 47
  • Jun 20 Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman, dies at 54
  • Jun 26 Joseph Michel Montgolfier, French inventor (b. 1740)
  • Jun 26 Louis d'Affry, French general, military governor of Switzerland and mayor of Freiburg, dies at 67