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Events in History 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
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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 27 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Spanish Catholic priest, and leader Mexican independence, defrocked and excommunicated by the church
  • Jul 30 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed after being found guilty of treason by the Spanish military in Chihuahua, Mexico