1810s

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Years:
1810 1811 1812 1813 1814

1815 1816 1817 1818 1819

Decades:
1790s 1800s - 1810s - 1820s 1830s
19th century

The 1810s decade ran from January 1, 1810, to December 31, 1819.

Politics and wars

Wars

Decolonization and independence

Prominent political events

  • The Congress of Vienna reshapes the map of Europe after the defeat of Napoleon and introduces a policy of reaction and restoration throughout Europe (1814–1815).

Technology

  • Gas lighting becomes a practical technology and is implemented in cities in Europe and the United States.

Economics

  • The Luddites (1811–1816) in Britain were machine-wreckers, protesting against machines perceived as taking their jobs.

Environment

  • The Year Without a Summer in 1816, a year of severe climate abnormalities caused famines throughout the world as a result of atmospheric dust from volcanic eruptions.

Popular culture

People

World leaders

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