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  • August 21, 1810 – Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
  • September 26, 1810 – A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • October 12, 1810 – First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
  • February 5, 1811 – British Regency: George, Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent because of the perceived insanity of his father, King George III of the United Kingdom.
  • September, 1811 – Nathan of Breslov leads the first annual Rosh Hashana kibbutz (pilgrimage) of Breslov Hasidim to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine.
  • January 1, 1812 – The Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (the Austrian civil code) enters into force in the Austrian Empire.
  • May 11, 1812 – John Bellingham assassinates British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the British House of Commons.
  • July 18, 1812 – Russia's Patriotic War, 1812 – Battle of Klyastitsy: Kulnev defeats Oudinot but sustains a mortal wound.
  • October 18–October 20, 1812 – Second Battle of Polotsk – Russia
  • December 30, 1812 – Convention of Tauroggen was signed.
  • 1812 – The capital of Finland is moved from Turku to Helsinki.
  • November 10, 1813 – A general election in the United Kingdom sees victory for the Tory Party under Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.
  • 1813 – George Hamilton-Gordon serves as ambassador extraordinaire in Vienna.
  • 1813 – Following the death of his father Wossen Seged, Sahle Selassie arrives at the capital Qundi before his other brothers, and is made Méridazmach of Shewa.
  • Norway in 1814
    • January 14, 1814 – Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in exchange for west Pomerania, as part of the Treaty of Kiel.
    • February 11, 1814 – Norway's independence is proclaimed, marking the ultimate end of the Kalmar Union.
    • April 12, 1814 – The Royal Norwegian Navy is re-established.
    • May 17, 1814 – The Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
  • May 3, 1814 – The Duke of Provence, the future Louis XVIII of France, returns to Paris.
  • May 17, 1814 – The occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian hands.
  • May 30, 1814 – The First Treaty of Paris is signed returning France's borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon I of France is exiled to Elba on the same day.
  • August 12, 1814 – In England, the last hanging under the Black Act is carried out, of William Potter for cutting down an orchard (even the judge petitioned for reprieve).
  • August 13, 1814 – The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814 is signed.
  • January 3, 1815 – Austria, Britain, and Bourbon-restored France form a secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia.
  • March 15, 1815 – Joachim Murat, King of Naples declares war on Austria in an attempt to save his throne, starting the Neapolitan War.
  • March 16, 1815 – William I becomes King of the Netherlands.
  • April 23, 1815 – The Second Serbian Uprising against Ottoman rule takes place in Takovo, Serbia. By the end of the year Serbia is acknowledged as a semi-independent state; the ideals of the First Serbian Uprising have thus been temporarily achieved.
  • May 3, 1815 – Battle of Tolentino: Austria defeats the Kingdom of Naples, which quickly ends the Neapolitan War. Joachim Murat, the defeated King of Naples, is forced to flee to Corsica and is later executed.
  • 1815: In Britain, use of the pillory is limited to punishment for perjury.
  • January 1, 1816 – Tsar Alexander I of Russia signs an order for the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Russian Empire.
  • March 25, 1816 – Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck dies and is succeeded by the later Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, his son and founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
  • 1816: The Senate of Finland is established.
  • 1816: The Ottomans grant Serbia local autonomy.
  • April 3, 1817 – Princess Caraboo appears in Almondsbury in Gloucestershire, England.
  • May 11, 1818 – Charles XIV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • September 7, 1818 – Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
  • September 23, 1818 – Border markers are formally installed for the European territory of Moresnet.
  • September 20, 1819 – The Carlsbad Decree is issued throughout the German Confederation.

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