Decades: 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s - 1810s - 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s
Years: 1808 1809 1810 1811 1812 - 1813 - 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818
April 27 - War of 1812: Battle of York - United States troops raid, destroy, but do not hold the capital of Ontario, York (present day Toronto, Ontario).
May 2 - Napoleon wins the Battle of Lützen
May 20-May 21 - Napoleon wins the Battle of Bautzen
May 27 - War of 1812: In Canada, United States forces capture Fort George.
June-Autumn - series of victories of the Duke of Wellington (and others) over Napoleon Bonaparte
July 5 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
August 19 - Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's second triumvirate.
August 26-August 27 - Napoleon wins the Battle of Dresden
September - Robert Southey becomes Poet Laureate of Britain
September 10 - War of 1812: Oliver Perry defeats a British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie
October 5 - War of 1812: William Henry Harrison defeats the British at the Battle of the Thames, killing native leader Tecumseh
October 16-October 19 - Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Leipzig
October 25 - War of 1812: Charles de Salaberry defeats an American invasion at the Battle of Chateauguay
November 11 - War of 1812: the Americans are defeated at the Battle of Chrysler's Farm
December 29 - War of 1812: British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York
Russian troops reach and take Berlin without a fight after the French garrison evacuated the city.
Arts, Sciences, Literature and Philosophy
1813 in literature:
French-American writer Jean de Crévecoeur, died of a heart ailment that was discovered when he was arrested in his native France as an American spy.
January 19 - Sir Henry Bessemer, inventor
February 11 - Otto Ludwig, German novelist/playwright/critic.
March 9 - Giuseppe Verdi, italian opera composer
March 19 - David Livingstone, missionary and explorer (+ 1873)
March 27 - Nathaniel Currier, illustrator
May 22 - Richard Wagner, German composer
Abbas I - pasha of Egypt
Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher
Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan
April 27 - General Zebulon Pike
August 23 - Alexander Wilson, ornithologist
October 5 - Tecumseh
November 12 - Jean de Crévecoeur, French-American writer
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