What Happened in July 1818

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 English poet John Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born", "Lines Written in the Highlands", and "Gadfly"

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
  • Jul 6 Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
  • Jul 10 John Stuart Williams, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky (d. 1898)
  • Jul 14 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1861)
  • Jul 15 Heinrich Esser, composer
  • Jul 18 Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), born in Finspång Castle, Sweden (d. 1896)
  • Jul 24 Félix Godefroid, Belgian harpist and composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1897)

Person of interestEmily Brontë

Jul 30 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

  • Jul 30 John Heemskerk, Dutch politician (Minister of the Interior 1866-88), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1897)
  • Jul 31 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 28 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)