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Timeline of the 19th Century


  • General Jean Moreau and Napoleon I win a series of victories in Europe, gaining control of northern Italy and knocking Austria out of the War of the Second Coalition.
  • Alessandro Volta creates a device capable of creating electric currents, otherwise known as a battery.


  • British relations with European nations deteriorate in result of a blockade put into effect to combat Revolutionary France.
  • Ceres becomes the first asteroid ever discovered.
  • Britain and Ireland form the United Kingdom.
  • Thomas Jefferson takes office in the United States for his second term.


  • The Treaty of Amiens is signed, ending the War of the Second Coalition and French Revolutionary Wars.
  • February 9: A law passes in the United States requiring that slaves must be paid for their labors in any states that join the union from this day forward, to the outrage of many plantation owners and President Jefferson.
  • December 13: Napoleon requests that his Louisianan allies resume fighting the Haitian Revolution so he can focus on European affairs, and Marqis II agrees to carry out this campaign. A large amount of French ships return to France from Haiti.


  • March 21: Napoleon submits his plans for the invasion of England to his generals, who assure him the British fleet can be defeated with the aid of another fleet.
  • May 18: Britain declares war on France after tensions between the two nations escalate, the official beginning of the War of the Third Coalition, although the fighting would not really start until 1805.


  • May 18: Napoleon I is crowned Emperor of the French, establishing the First French Empire.
  • August 15: Napoleon forms the Grand Armée with 200,000 of France's finest soldiers.
  • September 3: The Louisianans fail to crush the Haitian rebellion. Napoleon then abolishes all French colonial possessions and a large number of ships and troops return to France.


  • January 4: Thomas Jefferson begins his third term.
  • October 20: The French forces defeat the Austrians at the Battle of Ulm, and Austria surrenders.
  • October 22: After a two day engagement at the Battle of Trafalgar, the smaller Franco-Spanish fleet successfully drives the British back to the Channel, although losing almost almost all of its ships in the process.
  • October 24: Upon hearing news of the Battle of Trafalgar, Napoleon orders that planning begin for an invasion of Britain with less available ships.
  • December 2: Napoleon wins one of his greatest victories at the Battle of Austerlitz.
  • December 26: The Treaty of Pressburg is signed. Napoleon forces the defeated powers to accept humiliating terms, including the creation of a pan-German state. The Holy Roman Empire is dissolved and Napoleon annexes a considerable amount of Central Europe.
  • December 31: Marquis II of Louisiana dies and Marquis III comes to power.


  • January 3: Marquis III starts the Second Spanish-Louisianan War. He also implements a revised version of the Louisianan Code of Law causing widespread chaos and dissent among the kingdom
  • January 31: Congress authorizes a war against British America in light of the destruction of the British navy in order to expand the United States to the north. Napoleon is delighted at this opportunity to strike at the British while they are distracted with the United States but decides to wait to pick his moment.
  • October 9: The second phase of the European War begins when Prussia and Britain assemble a fourth coalition against revolutionary France.


  • May 28: Napoleon forces the Treaty of Hannover and Treaty of Oxford on the defeated fourth coalition.
  • July 1: Louisianan victory in the Second Spanish-Louisianan War; a vast amount of New Spain is ceded to Louisiana.


  • January 7: Rufus King takes office as president of the United States. He begins drafting proposals for what would be known as the King Reforms, in order to centralize the U.S. government and grow the nation into a world power.


  • The British-American War ends, and Britain cedes a large amount of eastern Canada.


  • November 17: Napoleon crowned Emperor of Austria upon the defeat of the fifth coalition.

=== 1813 === Rufus King begins his second term by introducing the Army Standards Act to Congress.


  • July 20: Napoleon refuses the Treaty of Schwerin after his defeat in Russia, starting the War of the Seventh Coalition.


  • May 26: The seventh coalition surrenders at Chemnitz.


  • February 9: Spain surrenders to France.


  • January 4: Rufus King is elected to a third consecutive term and the Federalists earn a massive majority in both houses of Congress.
  • March 8: Congress passes legislation to slowly phase out slavery over the next 20 years.
  • November 1: The Eighth Coalition is defeated and subjected to the Treaty of Verdun, ending the European War.
  • Canada declares its independence and adopts a constitution similar to that of the United States.


  • The Republican Movement begins in France when Napoleon institutes new laws making any art that is deemed "dangerous to the throne" punishable by execution.


  • The Republican Movement spreads to the Confederation of the Rhine when a small riot breaks out demanding a pan-German sovereign state independent of the French.


  • December 24: Napoleon I dies at the age of 60 and is succeeded by Napoleon II, who adopts a stricter stance on political and artistic freedoms in French territories.
  • The Republican Movement has spread across Europe and gains strength, threatening the consolidation of French power. It also spreads to Louisiana, which had become much more restrictive and oppressive than originally intended.



  • May: Louis I passes away and is succeeded by Louis II, who reforms Louisiana back into a free nation.

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