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What Happened in 1813

Important Events in 1813

  • Jan 28 Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom
  • May 23 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")
  • Oct 5 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • Oct 16 Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria and Russia
  • Nov 6 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

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1813 in Music

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"Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York

On September 7, 1813

Famous People in 1813

World Leaders in 1813

Famous Weddings in 1813

  • Mar 29 John Tyler (23) later 10th US President, marries 1st wife Letitia Christian Tyler (22)