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The Luddites, a labor union heavily defamed as irrational opponents of progress, destroy industrial machines of employers who reduce working conditions.
- February 5 – British Regency: George, Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent, because of the perceived insanity of his old father, King George III of the United Kingdom.
- March 28 – Henri Christophe is proclaimed King Henri I, turning the northern State of Haiti into the Kingdom of Haiti.
- May 14 – Paraguay declares independence from the Spanish Empire (recognised May 15).
- July 5 – Venezuela declares its Independence from the Spanish Empire.
- September – 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.
- October 26 – The Argentine Government declares freedom of expression for the press.
- November 4 – Luddite uprisings, in which factory employees destroy industrial machines, begin in northern England and the Midlands. According to one historian, "The first attack on textile machines by men who used the name 'General Ludd' and called themselves his followers, was on the night of 4th November 1811 in the village of Bulwell, four miles north of Nottingham, when a small band of men gathered in the darkness and marched to the home of a master weaver called Hollingsworth," then destroyed six of his weaving machines.
- November 17 – José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
- December 2 – Reverend Samuel Marsden sends the first commercial shipment of wool, from New South Wales to England.
- December 21 – The first Constitution of the Republic of Venezuela, after it declares its independence from Spain, goes into effect.
- Klein, Lisl (2008). The Meaning of Work: Papers on Work Organization and the Design of Jobs. Karnac Books. p. 63.