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Beginning of the call to my people
With the appeal to my people
, Friedrich Wilhelm III. of Prussia for support in the fight against Napoleon .
First edition of Pride and Prejudice
The novel Pride and Prejudice , written by Jane Austen in 1797, is published.
Battle of the Nations near Leipzig, view over the battlefield to Leipzig, painting by Ernst Wilhelm Straßberger
Napoleon Bonaparte loses in the Battle of Leipzig against the troops from Austria , Prussia , Russia and Sweden .
1813 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1261/62 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1805/06 (September 10/11)
Bengali solar calendar 1218/19 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2356/57 (southern Buddhism); 2355/56 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the water tap癸酉 ( at the beginning of the year water monkey壬申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1175/76 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4146/47 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1191/92
Islamic calendar 1227/1228/1229 (turn of the year 3rd / 4th January // 23/24 December)
Jewish calendar 5573/74 (September 24/25)
Coptic calendar 1529/30 (10/11 September)
Malayalam calendar 988/989
Seleucid era Babylon: 2123/24 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2124/25 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1869/70 (April)


Politics and world events

Wars of Liberation

Map of the troop positions on October 16, 1813

Napoleonic Wars in the Iberian Peninsula

Other events in Europe

British-American War

United States 1813

Latin America



science and technology

Blaxland expedition route



First edition of Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813

Music and theater

Title page of the libretto of the first version by Tancredi

The year 1813 is known as the "Year of Dramatists" because it is the year of birth of a number of playwrights:



  • September 13th : In Munich , the Isar bridge collapses due to a flood of the Isar and kills over 100 onlookers with it.
  • A powerful hurricane hit the city of Martinique in August, killing 3,000.


January February

Otto Ludwig

March April

Friedrich Hebbel, 1851
David Livingstone

May June

Søren Kierkegaard, around 1840
Richard Wagner, 1871

July August

September October

Georg Buechner
Ludwig Leichhardt

November December

Adolph Kolping

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Christoph Martin Wieland
Joseph-Louis Lagrange
Gerhard von Scharnhorst

Second half of the year

Theodor Körner, 1813/1814

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

Commons : 1813  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files