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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. □

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

Fell, William (1758–1848)

Marjorie Bloy.

in The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

January 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Individual Economists. 301 words.

Fell was born in 1758, probably at Brampton, Cumberland, and died at Shap, Westmoreland in March 1848. He

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

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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,