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What Happened in 1811

Important Events in 1811

  • Sep 18 British East India Company force led by Baron Minto conquers Java, part of the Dutch East Indies, Stamford Raffles appointed lieutenant governor

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Famous People in 1811

World Leaders in 1811

Famous Weddings in 1811

  • Jan 1 Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York
  • Jan 8 US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)
  • Aug 28 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)