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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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War of 1812 (1812–15)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 319 words.

(1812–15)

A war between Britain and the USA. US frustration at the trade restrictions imposed by Britain in

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Herzen, Alexander Ivanovich (1812–70)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 88 words.

(1812–70)

Russian author and revolutionary. He was exiled to Viatka in 1835 after being suspected of sympathy

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Zuo Zongtang (1812–85)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 53 words.

(1812–85)

Chinese soldier and statesman. He rose to military prominence, assisting Zeng Guofan in suppressing the Taiping Rebellion

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Tooke, John Horne (1736–1812)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 133 words.

(1736–1812)

British radical politician and philologist. In 1769 Tooke founded the Society of Supporters of the Bill

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Grey, Sir George (1812–98)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 89 words.

(1812–98)

British colonial administrator. He served as governor of South Australia (1841–45) and of New

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Borodino, Battle of (7 September 1812)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 87 words.

(7 September 1812)

A battle fought between Russia and France, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow.

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Pedro II (1812–91)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 135 words.

(1812–91)

Emperor of Brazil (1831–89). The son of Pedro I, he succeeded under a regency

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Perceval, Spencer (1762–1812)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 35 words.

(1762–1812)

British Tory statesman, Prime Minister (1809–12). He was shot dead in the lobby of the

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Clinton, George (1739–1812)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 65 words.

(1739–1812)

American patriot leader. He controlled the popular anti-British faction in New York City from 1768. After

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Canning, Charles John (1812–62)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 61 words.

(1812–62)

British statesman. The son of George Canning, he was governor-general of India at the time of

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Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 939 words.

Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist, was born at Kelloe in the parish of Edrom, Berwickshire, on 16 September 1812, the son of Thomas Fortune, hedger, and his wife, Agnes, n...

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Davis, Nathan (1812–1882), traveller and excavator

W. W. Wroth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; World History; Travel and Holiday. 327 words.

Davis, Nathan (1812–1882), traveller and excavator, was born in 1812. Nothing is known of his education, save that he is referred to as Dr Davis. He was an American who for many years lived...

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Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 530 words.

Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer, son of a master in the merchant service, was born at Maryport, Cumberland, in October 1812. He was apprenticed to Mr Porter, a...

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Dalhousie, James Ramsay, 1st Marquess of (1812–60)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 156 words.

(1812–60)

British statesman and colonial administrator. A Conservative Member of Parliament (1837), he became governor-general

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Wyld, James, the younger (1812–1887), cartographer and geographical publisher

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Publishing. 950 words.

Wyld, James, the younger (1812–1887), cartographer and geographical publisher, was born in North Street, Lambeth, Surrey, on 20 November 1812, the son of James Wyld the elder and his wife,...

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Burnaby, Andrew (1732–1812), Church of England clergyman and traveller

T. Y. Cocks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; World History; Travel and Holiday. 701 words.

Burnaby, Andrew (1732–1812), Church of England clergyman and traveller, was born at Asfordby, Leicestershire, on 16 August 1732, the eldest son of Andrew Burnaby (1702–1776) of Brampton...

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War of 1812 (1812–15)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 322 words.

A war between Britain and the USA. US frustration at the trade restrictions imposed by Britain in retaliation for Napoleon’s ...

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Perceval, Spencer (1762–1812)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 36 words.

He was shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons by a bankrupt merchant who blamed the government for his insolvency....

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Clinton, George (1739–1812)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 67 words.

He controlled the popular anti-British faction in New York City from 1768. After attending the second *Continental Congress (1775–76) he helped draft the state’s constitution and served as...

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Pedro II (1812–91)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 143 words.

Emperor of Brazil (1831–89). The son of *Pedro I, he succeeded under a regency when his father abdicated (...

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