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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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Stephenson, George (1781–1848)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 128 words.

(1781–1848)

British engineer, the father of railways. He started as a colliery engineman, applied steam power to

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Astor, John Jacob (1763–1848)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 77 words.

(1763–1848)

US fur trader and financier. He entered the American fur trade and by 1800 had established

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Barrow, John (1764–1848)

Randolph Cock.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 1166 words.

(1764–1848),

British writer and promoter of expeditions to the Northwest Passage. Sir John Barrow was one of the

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Fischer, Gustav (1848–1886)

Lawrence Dritsas.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 337 words.

(1848–1886),

German physician who discovered Africa's Lake Naivasha. Gustav Adolf Fischer was born in Barmen (Wuppertal), Germany,

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Harris, William Cornwallis (1807–1848)

Sanford H. Bederman.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 378 words.

(1807–1848),

British hunter in Africa. A captain in the British army who was the first of the

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Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 82 words.

(1767–1848)

US Republican statesman, 6th President of the USA (1825–29). The eldest son of President John

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Lenz, Oskar (1848–1925)

John P. Sullivan.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 471 words.

(1848–1925),

German geologist who explored the Ogowe River and traveled to Timbuctoo. A German-Austrian geologist, geographer, and explorer

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O'Neill, H. E (1848–1925)

Hilary Palmer.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 374 words.

(1848–1925),

British consul at Mozambique from 1879 to 1889, now recognized by leading historians of that country

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Parker, Mary Ann (1765/6–1848), traveller

Deirdre Coleman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 1042 words.

Parker, Mary Ann (1765/6–1848), traveller, was a physician's daughter but her parents' names are unknown. Nothing is known of her early life save that she lived three years in Spain as a...

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Melbourne, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount (1779–1848)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 89 words.

(1779–1848)

British Whig statesman, Prime Minister (1834; 1835–41). He was appointed Home Secretary under Lord

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Balfour, Arthur James, 1st Earl (1848–1930)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 158 words.

(1848–1930)

British statesman, nephew of Lord Salisbury. As Chief Secretary of Ireland (1887–91) he was

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Wakefield, William Hayward (1801–1848), colonist in New Zealand

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 1353 words.

Wakefield, William Hayward (1801–1848), colonist in New Zealand, was born at Burnham, Essex, on 8 August 1801, the fifth of the ten children of Edward Wakefield (1774–1854), a farmer, and...

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Goad, Charles Edward (1848–1910), cartographer and civil engineer

Gwyn Rowley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography; World History. 927 words.

Goad, Charles Edward (1848–1910), cartographer and civil engineer, was born on 15 March 1848 at High Street, Camberwell, Surrey, the second son of Charles Goad, plumber, of London, and his...

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Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan

in Revolutions

February 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Revolutions and Rebellions; Politics. 3452 words.

‘Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan’ describes the growing skepticism and secularism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that led...

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Crozier, Francis Rawdon Moira (1796–1848), naval officer and polar explorer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1523 words.

Crozier, Francis Rawdon Moira (1796–1848), naval officer and polar explorer, was born on 17 September 1796 at Banbridge, co. Down, Ireland, the son of George Crozier (d. 1831), lawyer. He...

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Kennedy, Edmund Besley Court (1818–1848), surveyor and explorer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History. 568 words.

Kennedy, Edmund Besley Court (1818–1848), surveyor and explorer, was born on 5 September 1818 at St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, the sixth of the eight children of Colonel Thomas...

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Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1237 words.

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author, was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope in March 1848, the fifth of six children of Dr Archibald...

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Lord John Russell and Parliamentary Reform, 1848–67

Robert Saunders.

in The English Historical Review

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: British History; World History; European History; International History. 13309 words.

Between 1848 and 1867, the reform of parliament was one of the key subjects of political debate in Britain. The central figure in this debate was Lord John Russell, but his approach to...

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Policing Chartism, 1839–1848: The Role of the ‘Specials’ Reconsidered

RE Swift.

in The English Historical Review

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: British History; World History; European History; International History. 14789 words.

Among the many monographs, journal articles and theses devoted to the study of Chartism, one is hard-pressed to find a single study of the role of the Special Constabulary in the policing...

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Dunlop, William [pseud. a Backwoodsman] (1792–1848), surgeon and pioneer in Canada

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Surgery. 738 words.

Dunlop, William [pseud. a Backwoodsman] (1792–1848), surgeon and pioneer in Canada, was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 19 November 1792, the youngest of the three sons of Alexander...

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