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== Art and culture == == Art and culture ==
-*''[[Frankenstein]]'' (1818) - Mary Shelley 
*''[[The Great Odalisque]]'' (1814) Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres *''[[The Great Odalisque]]'' (1814) Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
*''[[Saturn Devouring His Son]]'' (1819) - Francisco de Goya *''[[Saturn Devouring His Son]]'' (1819) - Francisco de Goya
*''[[Disasters of War]]'' by Goya *''[[Disasters of War]]'' by Goya
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 +=== Literature===
 +[[Lord Byron]], regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, wrote his most well-known work during this decade. Amongst Byron's works are the brief poems ''[[She Walks in Beauty]]'', ''When We Two Parted'', and ''[[So, we'll go no more a roving]]'', in addition to the [[narrative]] poems ''[[Childe Harold's Pilgrimage]]'' and ''[[Don Juan (Byron)|Don Juan]]''.
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 +Other events in literature:
 +* [[December 20]], 1812 - The first volume of [[Grimm's Fairy Tales]] is published.
 +* [[January 28]], 1813 – [[Jane Austen]]'s ''[[Pride and Prejudice]]'' is published.
 +* [[September]], 1813 – [[Robert Southey]] becomes Poet Laureate of Britain.
 +* 1813: The [[Philomathean Society]] of the [[University of Pennsylvania]] is founded (the oldest continuously existing literary society in the United States).
 +* 1814: [[Missionaries]] attempt to write down the [[Māori language]].
 +* 1814: [[Sir Walter Scott]] writes ''[[Waverley (novel)|Waverley]]''.
 +* 1817: [[Samuel Taylor Coleridge]] publishes ''[[Biographia Literaria]]''.
 +* [[January 1]], 1818 – [[Mary Shelley]]'s ''[[Frankenstein]]'' is published.
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 +===Theater===
 +* 1818: [[Old Vic]] founded (''as Royal Coburg Hall'').
 +
 +===Music===
 +* [[April 27]], 1810 – [[Ludwig van Beethoven|Beethoven]] composes his famous piano piece, ''[[Für Elise]]''.
 +* [[January 24]], 1813 – The Philharmonic Society founded in London (later the [[Royal Philharmonic Society]]).
 +* [[February 20]], 1816 – [[Gioachino Rossini]]'s ''[[The Barber of Seville]]'' debuts at [[Largo di Torre Argentina|Teatro Argentina]], with a ''fiasco''.
 +* [[December 24]], 1818 – ''[[Silent Night (song)|Silent Night]]'' composed by [[Franz Gruber (musician)|Franz Xaver Gruber]] and [[Josef Mohr]].
 +
 +===Other===
 +* [[November 10]], 1810 – [[Berners Street Hoax]]: [[Theodore Hook]] manages to attract dozens of people to 54 Berners Street in [[London]].
 +* The start of the [[Romantic era]], which lasts until the mid-to-late [[1850s]] and the beginning of the [[Victorian era]].
 +* 1815: [[First-class cricket]] begins.
 +* 1817: [[Elgin Marbles]] are displayed in the [[British Museum]].
 +* 1818: The first edition of the [[Farmer's Almanac]] is published.
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== Births == == Births ==
*[[Alfred de Musset]] (1810 - 1857) *[[Alfred de Musset]] (1810 - 1857)

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Image:Horrors of war by Goya.jpg
Disasters of War (1810s) by Francisco de Goya
With the early 19th century Disasters of War, Goya continued a tradition set in motion by French 17th artist Jacques Callot with his The Miseries and Disasters of War, both of them criticizing the horrors of war in their art

Image:Jupiter and Thetis.jpg
Jupiter and Thetis (1811) by Ingres, Thetis is depicted in the painting by Ingres as pleading at the knees of Zeus: "She sank to the ground beside him, put her left arm round his knees, raised her right hand to touch his chin, and so made her petition to the Royal Son of Cronos" (Iliad, I).

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Lord Byron, regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, wrote his most well-known work during this decade. Amongst Byron's works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan.

Other events in literature:

Theater

  • 1818: Old Vic founded (as Royal Coburg Hall).

Music

Other

Births

Deaths




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