On This Day

What Happened in September 1811

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 John Humphrey Noyes, American preacher and founded the Oneida Community (Perfectionists), born in Brattleboro, Vermont (d. 1886)
  • Sep 6 James Melville Gilliss, American astronomer and Founder of Naval Observatory in Washington, born in Georgetown, Washington (d. 1865)
  • Sep 6 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • Sep 7 William Hemsley Emory, American Major General (Union Army), born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland (d. 1887)
  • Sep 12 James Hall, American geologist and paleontologist (Natural history of NY), born in Hingham, Massachusetts (d. 1898)
  • Sep 15 Jan Nepomuk ┼ákroup, Czech composer, born in Osice, Czech Republic (d. 1892)
  • Sep 15 Willem Josephus van Zeggelen, Dutch author, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1879)
  • Sep 19 Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader, born in Hartford, New York (d. 1881)
  • Sep 28 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republican politician, born in Eichtersheim, Germany (d. 1881)
  • Sep 30 Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Ignaz Franzl, German composer and violinist, dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 8 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist, dies at 69
  • Sep 30 Thomas Percy, English literary and bishop of Dromore, dies at 82