Historical Events in August 1813

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
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 battleVictory in Battle

Aug 27 Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

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