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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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1848

Keith Hitchins.

in The Romanians, 1774–1866

June 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 20881 words.

This chapter discusses the events of 1848, the year that signified the triumph of the idea of nation. Romanian intellectuals made a lot of effort to achieve this, from justifying demands...

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Nasmyth, Alexander (1848)

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 8 words.

(died 1848)

British dentist.

Nasmyth's membrane

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Pickett, Joseph (1848)

David M. Sokol.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 255 words.

(b New Hope, PA, 1848; d New Hope, 12 Dec 1918),

painter. The first

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Ware, William Rotch (1848)

Judith S. Hull.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 209 words.

(b Boston, MA, 1848; d Boston, 1917),

architect and writer. Nephew of William Robert

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Karl (24 June 1848)

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 125 words.

(b Dresden, 24 June 1848; d Berlin, 15 July 1914).

German printmaker, painter and designer

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Vasnetsov, Viktor (1848)

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 148 words.

(b Lopyal, nr. Vyatka [now Kirov], 3 [15 May] 1848; d Moscow, 23 July 1926).

Russian painter,

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Public Health Act (1848)

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 76 words.

1848.

An Act of Parliament for England and Wales (11 & 12 Vic. c. 63) was carried following an

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Frege, Gottlob (1848–1925)

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 398 words.

(1848–1925)

German philosopher, mathematician, and logician whose work had a strong influence on 20th-century linguistics and

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Andrew, John (1848)

Edited by Stephen Bury.

in Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography. 132 words.

John Andrew began his studies with a burin engraver and continued them with a wood engraver. In 1848 he went

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SEEING is believing (1848)

Edited by Jennifer Speake.

in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 132 words.

The evidence of our own eyes tends to lead us to accept something as true—but see quot. 1848. □

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1848, Revolutions of

Peter McPhee.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1750 words.

The “revolutions of 1848” is an umbrella term for a protracted political, social, and economic crisis affecting most of Europe

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Leamy, Edmund (1848–1904)

Robert Welch.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 34 words.

(1848–1904),

author of fairy-tales. Born and educated in Waterford, he edited United Ireland in the 1890s, and

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Public Health Act (1848)

Edward Royle.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 122 words.

1848.

An Act of Parliament for England and Wales (11 & 12 Vic. c. 63) was carried following an

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rebellion of 1848

Peter Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Irish History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 307 words.

Young Ireland first gave serious thought to a rising in the wake of the Paris revolution in February 1848,

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Donizetti, Gaetano (1797–1848)

David Kimbell.

in The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 116 words.

(1797–1848)

was by the late 1830s the most frequently performed opera composer in Italy, anticipating Verdi in his

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Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848)

in The Oxford Companion to the Garden

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 102 words.

(1767–1848), Australian colonial politician who arrived in Sydney in 1826 to become New South Wales Colonial Secretary.

Macleay,

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Mexican War (1846–1848)

Robert E. May.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 1223 words.

(1846–1848), the first photographed war, the first U.S. war covered by newspaper correspondents, and the first fought mostly

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Caillebotte, Gustave (1848–94)

Helen Langdon.

in The Oxford Companion to Western Art

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 191 words.

(1848–94).

A member of a wealthy bourgeois Parisian family, Caillebotte both promoted the Impressionists, and himself made

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Gauguin, Paul (1848–1903)

Belinda Thomson.

in The Oxford Companion to Western Art

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 566 words.

(1848–1903).

French painter, sculptor, and printmaker; born in Paris, died in self-imposed exile in the South Seas. He

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Seneca Falls Convention, 1848

Lori D. Ginzberg.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1066 words.

The convention that took place in Seneca Falls, New York, in the summer of 1848 has long been celebrated as

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