Mid 19th Century

This includes events of the early 1840s, late 1840s, early 1850s, and late 1850s.

Italy was divided between the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, papal states, and Austrian dominions, and efforts for unification continued. Nicholas I ruled Russia and was involved in the Crimean war, and was followed by Alexander II.

The Tanzimat period of Ottoman history include some modernization. The Ottoman Empire was involved in the Crimean war. Egypt was nominally part of the Ottoman Empire, but Muhammad Ali Pasha and his successors ruled. The British East India company ruled most of India until the rebellion of 1857, after which the British government took direct control. The British defeated the Sikh empire in the Anglo-Sikh wars and gained control of what is now Pakistan. Following the Opium wars, the Taiping rebellion against Manchu rule arose. Japan's isolation ended when it was forced to accept western traders. The Nguyen dynasty ruled Vietnam and increasingly came into conflict with the French. The Netherlands continued to rule the Dutch East Indies.

Europeans began exploring the region of Tanganyika. Zanzibar was under the rule of the Sultanate of Oman.


Early 1840s

Late 1840s

Early 1850s

Late 1850s

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  • Darwin, Charles (1809-1882 CE)
  • Pasteur, Louis (1822 CE - 1895 CE)
  • Faraday, Michael (1791 CE - 1867 CE)
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  • Maxwell, James Clerk (1831 CE -1879 CE)

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Created 28 Mar 2013 Last updated 12 Oct 2017