Decades: 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s - 1810s - 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s
Years: 1810 1811 1812 1813 1814 - 1815 - 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820
January 3 - Austria, Britain, and France form a secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia.
January 8 - War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans
February 3 - The first commercial cheese factory is founded (Switzerland).
February 6 - New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to a John Stevens.
February 26 - Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba
March 1 - Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
March 16 - Willem I becomes King of the Netherlands
March 20 - Napoleon enters Paris after escaping from Elba with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000 beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
April 12 - Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies blows its top during an eruption event that started on April 5. 92,000 are killed during this eruption. The event is the cause of 1816 becoming known as the Year Without A Summer.
June 18 - Battle of Waterloo ends the Napoleonic wars.
June 22 - Napoleon abdicates again, restoration of Louis XVIII as King of France
July 17 - In France, Napoleon surrenders at Rochefort to British forces.
October 15 - Napoleon I of France begins his exile on St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
Arts, Sciences, Literature and Philosophy
1815 in literature:
January 11 - John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada (+ 1891)
February 15 - Constantin von Tischendorf, Biblical scholar
April 1 - Otto von Bismarck, German statesman
April 6 - Robert Volkmann, composer
April 24 - Anthony Trollope, British author
November 12 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women's rights activist
December 21 - Thomas Couture, French painter & teacher
February 24 - Robert Fulton, inventor, perfected the steamboat.
March 4 - Frances Abington - english actress
March 5 - Franz Mesmer, developer of hypnotism
December 7 - Michel Ney, a marshal of the French army, execution by firing squad
Heads of states
Ottoman Empire - Mahmud II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-1839)
Prussia - Frederick William III King of Prussia (1797-1840)
Russia - Alexander I Tsar of Russia (1801-1825)\n