Born in 1810:
Died in 1810:
Events of 1810:
The United States Census counts 6,807,786 people, including 1,130,781
(August 4) Shawnee chief Tecumseh and Indiana Governor William
Henry Harrison have a dramatic meeting in Vincennes,
Illinois. Tecumseh, claiming to be chief of all Indians, decries American
atrocities and asserts that the previous year's Treaty of Fort Wayne,
which had ceded quite a bit of land to Indiana Territory, was void.
Harrison stonewalls; they almost come to blows.Tecumseh warns Harrison
of the consequences should he not change President Madison's mind.
Kaumualii, the reigning chief of the island of Kaua`i, agrees to hand
the island over to King Kamehameha, rather than be invaded.
Kamehameha thus becomes ruler of all Hawai`i for the first
Napoleon Bonaparte is at the zenith of his power. Now is the time
for some dynasty-building, although Arthur Wellesley, now Duke
of Wellington, is proving a nuisance, in Portugal.
(April 1) Having divorced Josephine, Napoleon marries Princess Marie-Louise
(June) Marshal Massena advances into Portugal.
(July 9) Napoleon removes his brother Louis from the
throne of Holland and annexes it to France.
(August 21) Sweden elects French Marshal Bernadotte as its crown prince.
(September 27) Massena attacks British and Portugese troops at Busaco.
Wellington withdraws to his defensive line around Lisbon. Massena
advances across a moonscape to come up against well-defended earthworks,
and winter is approaching.
(October 20) Bernadotte lands in his new country, changes his name to Karl
Johan and begins directing Swedish policy.
(December 3) Britain captures the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius from
(December 13) Napoleon annexes all of the northern coast of Germany to
(December 31) Tsar Alexander I withdraws from Napoleon's embargo against
The turmoil in Spain means that New Spain is coming apart.
(April 19) A junta (council) ousts the Captain-General of Venezuela.
The council, one of whom is Simon Bolivar, rules in the name of King
Ferdinand. Bolivar travels to London and meets General Francisco
de Miranda, who had fought in both the American Revolution and the French
(May 25) Creoles in Buenos Aires form an independent government
for that city.
(July 20) The citizens of Bogota, Colombia repudiate Spanish
(August 2) A massacre in Quito ends an insurrection in Ecuador.
(September 15) Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla utters yelled El Grito
de Dolores from a balcony in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, beginning
the revolt that would eventually (1824) win independence for Mexico.
(September 18) The town council of Santiago de Chile deposes the Spanish
colonial governor of Chile.
(September 23) American settlers in West Florida renounce Spanish
authority, setting up a republic with its capital in Baton
(September 29) Padre Hidalgo and his rebels capture the city of Guanajato,
after which the Creoles decide that the Peninsular spanish are not so bad
(October 27) West Florida adopts a Constitution.
(December 5) President James Madison, in his address to Congress, states
that West Florida was part of the Louisiana Purchase.
(December 6) United States troops enter Baton Rouge.
(December 12) Miranda arrives back in Venezuela.
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