From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- In 1814 The Times in London was for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the begin of making newspapers available to a mass audience
- Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres paints The Great Odalisque.
- Francisco Goya paints The Executions of the Third of May.
- Fantasy Pieces in Callot's Manner, a collection of previously published tales by E. T. A. Hoffmann, including The Devil's Elixirs and The Golden Pot.
- Sir Walter Scott publishes Waverley. Jane Austen's Mansfield Park was published anonymously. Robert Southey published Roderick, the Last of the Goths. An English translation of Dante's Divine Comedy appeared. On July 28 Percy Shelley and Mary Godwin (Mary Shelley) eloped.
- Peter Schlemihl's Remarkable Story by French author Adelbert von Chamisso
- Symbolism of Dreams by G. H. von Schubert
- January 27 - Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
- May 30 - Mikhail Bakunin, Russian anarchist (d. 1876)
- August 28 - Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
- October 4 - Jean-François Millet, French painter (d. 1875)
- October 15 - Mikhail Lermontov, Russian writer (d. 1841)
- November 6 - Adolphe Sax, Belgian instrument maker and inventor (d. 1894)
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher (b. 1762)
- December 2 - Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, French writer (b. 1740)