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1811 Historical Event(s)
- March 1, 1811 – Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
- March 9, 1811 – Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
- May 5, 1811 – In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War Battle of Fuentes de Onoro the French army, under Marshall Massena, drive in the Duke of Wellington’s overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes de Onoro and the Anglo-Portugese army holds the field at the end of the day.
- May 14, 1811 – Paraguay: Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia start actions to depose the Spanish governor
- May 16, 1811 – Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
- July 9, 1811 – Explorer David Thompson posts a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, US), claiming the land for the United Kingdom.
- August 3, 1811 – First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
- November 7, 1811 – Tecumseh’s War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
- November 17, 1811 – José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
- December 26, 1811 – A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.
Who Were Born On 1811?
- January 9, 1811 – Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
- March 20, 1811 – Napoleon II, Emperor of the French and King of Rome (d. 1832)
- June 14, 1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American novelist and abolitionist (d. 1896)
- June 17, 1811 – Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter (d. 1879)
- August 3, 1811 – Elisha Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
- August 22, 1811 – William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)
- September 30, 1811 – Queen Augusta of Saxe-Weimar of Prussia (d. 1890)
- October 17, 1811 – Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-born American religious figure (d. 1876)
- October 24, 1811 – Ferdinand Hiller, German composer (d. 1885)
- October 27, 1811 – Stevens Thomson Mason, 1st Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)