Decades: 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s - 1810s - 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s
Years: 1806 1807 1808 1809 1810 - 1811 - 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816
Great Comet of 1811
February 5 - George, Prince of Wales becomes Regent because of King George III's (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
Arts, Sciences, Literature and Philosophy
1811 in art
1811 in literature:
Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
January 9 - Gilbert Abbott a Beckett, writer
January 17 - Joshua Abraham Norton, later Emperor Norton I of the United States (or February 14, 1819).
February 3 - Horace Greeley, journalist, editor, publisher (+ 1872)
March 20 - Napoleon II of France (+ 1832)
March 30 - Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, chemist, inventor: Bunsen burner (+ 1899)
July - William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist
August 31 - Theophile Gautier, poet, novelist
October 22 - Franz Liszt, composer
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, (Bunsen burner)
May 28 - Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, British minister (*1742)
September 8 - Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist (* 1741)
Heads of states
Denmark - Frederick VI King of Denmark (1808-1839), and King of Norway (1808-1814)
France - Napoléon I Emperor of France (1804-1814)
Ottoman Empire - Mahmud II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-1839)
Prussia - Frederick William III King of Prussia (1797-1840)
Spain - Joseph Bonaparte King of Spain (1808-1813)
Russia - Alexander I Tsar of Russia (1801-1825)\n