What Happened in July 1811

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain

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Jul 11 Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir on the molecular content of gases

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • Jul 30 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 11 Joseph Lanman, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
  • Jul 11 William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jul 18 William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
  • Jul 19 Vincenz Lachner, composer
  • Jul 20 James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 19 Christian Gotthilf Tag, German composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, Mexican priest/freedom fighter, executed
  • Jul 28 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
  • Jul 31 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish