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Historical Events in July 1811

VenezuelaVenezuela Declares Independence

Jul 5 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain
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A painting by Martin Tovar y Tovar depicting Venezuelan deputies signing the declaration
A painting by Martin Tovar y Tovar depicting Venezuelan deputies signing the declaration

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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