Great Comet of 1811.
February 5 - George
, Prince of Wales becomes Regent because of King George III
(England) insanity.He is known as the Prince Regent. This is the beginning of the period
known as the English Regency.
March 1 - Leaders of the Mameluk dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Mohammed Ali
April 5 and 6 - revolutionary riots in Buenos Aires.
May 14 - Paraguay gains independence from Spain.
July 5 - Venezuela is the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
July 11 - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoire about molecular
content of gases.
October 11 - Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-
powered ferry (service between New York, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
November - Luddite uprisings begin.Births
January 9 - Gilbert Abbott a Beckett
January 17 - Joshua Abraham Norton
, later Emperor Norton I of the United States
(or February 14, 1819).
January 22 - Aagtje Soeteman
February 3 - Horace Greeley
, journalist, editor, publisher (+ 1872).
March 20 - Napoleon II
of France (+ 1832).
March 30 - Robert Bunsen
, chemist, inventor: Bunsen burner (+ 1899).
July 3 - Fokje (Fokelina) Jans Boonstra
July 20 - Aart van den Houten
July 31 - Paul Jean Henrij van den Houten
July - William Makepeace Thackeray
, British novelist.
August 31 - Theophile Gautier
, poet, novelist.
October 22 - Franz Liszt
October 27 - Stevens Thomson Mason
, first governor of Michigan.
November 24 - Ulrich Ochsenbein
, member of the Swiss Federal Council (+ 1890).
November 26 - Cornelis van den Houten
May 28 - Henry Dundas
, 1st Viscount Melville, British minister (*1742).
September 8 - Peter Simon Pallas
, German zoologist (* 1741).
November 11 - Martine Verpoort
November 24 - Paul Jean Henrij van den Houten
November 27 - Cornelis van den Houten
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