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1810 Historical Event(s)
- April 27, 1810 – Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.
- May 25, 1810 – May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
- July 20, 1810 – Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
- August 9, 1810 – Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
- August 21, 1810 – Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
- August 26, 1810 – The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
- September 16, 1810 – With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain.
- September 18, 1810 – First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
- October 12, 1810 – First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
- November 17, 1810 – Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
Who Were Born On 1810?
- March 10, 1810 – Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
- May 24, 1810 – Abraham Geiger, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1874)
- June 8, 1810 – Robert Schumann, German composer (d. 1856)
- July 5, 1810 – P.T. Barnum, American circus owner (d. 1891)
- August 10, 1810 – Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italian diplomat and politician (d. 1861)
- November 28, 1810 – William Froude, British naval architect (d. 1879)
- December 7, 1810 – Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (d. 1882)
- December 11, 1810 – Alfred de Musset, French poet (d. 1857)
- December 24, 1810 – Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
- December 25, 1810 – Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)