On This Day

Historical Events in August 1813

Appointment of Interest

Aug 12 Robert Southey is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George III

  • Aug 14 British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus
  • Aug 19 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's second triumvirate
  • Aug 23 Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French

Victory in Battle

Aug 27 Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

  • Aug 30 Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.