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1814 was 57 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and five years before Alabama became a state.






In 1814, the War of 1812 between the United States and the British Empire continued, as did the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. Emperor Napoleon abdicated; Louis XVIII became King of France. Pope Pius VII reestablished the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Notable births in 1814 included gun maker Samuel Colt, justice Esther Hobart Morris, chocolate magnate Henri Nestlé, physicist Anders Jonas Ångström, and musical instrument designer Adolphe Sax. Notable deaths included philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte; physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin; former empress Joséphine de Beauharnais; British general William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe; physicist Benjamin Thompson; playwright Mercy Otis Warren; and inventor Joseph Bramah.

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