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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1810s 1820s 1830s1840s1850s 1860s 1870s
Years: 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 1840s decade ran from January 1, 1840, to December 31, 1849.

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Politics and wars

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Wars

Internal conflicts

  • Wave of revolutions in Europe. Collectively known as the Revolution of 1848. This led to mass emigration of these refugees into industrial cities of the United States as well as to other locations around the world.

Prominent political events

Technology

Economics

  • In the mid 1840s several harvests failed across Europe, which caused famines. Especially the Great Irish Famine (1845–1849) was severe and caused a quarter of Ireland's population to die or emigrate to the United States and Canada.
  • The Panic of 1837 triggered by the failing banks in America is followed by a severe depression lasting until 1845.
  • Introduction of the postage stamp. The first of them is Penny Black, issued by the United Kingdom on May 1, 1840.

Popular culture

Literature and arts

Edgar Allan Poe releases his famous "The Raven" in 1845, earning $10 for the piece.

Sports

Fashion

People

World leaders

  1. Mohammad Shah Qajar, (b. 1810 – d. 1848) Shah from 1834 to 1848
  2. Nasser-al-Din Shah, 1848–1896

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1810s 1820s 1830s1840s1850s 1860s 1870s
Years: 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

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Events

World leaders

  1. Mohammad Shah Qajar, (b. 1810 - d. 1848) Shah from 1834-1848
  2. Nasser-al-Din Shah, 1848-1896

Births

Deaths


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