1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1848th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 848th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 19th century, and the 9th year of the 1840s decade. As of the start of 1848, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

It is historically famous for the wave of revolutions, a series of widespread struggles for more liberal governments, which broke out from Brazil to Hungary; although most failed in their immediate aims, they significantly altered the political and philosophical landscape and had major ramifications throughout the rest of the century.

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Cheering revolutionaries in Berlin, on March 19, 1848, with the new flag of Germany

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French Revolution of 1848: Republican riots forced King Louis-Philippe to abdicate

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German National Assembly's meeting in St. Paul's Church

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Battle of Pákozd in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1848 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1848
Ab urbe condita2601
Armenian calendar1297
Assyrian calendar6598
Bahá'í calendar4–5
Balinese saka calendar1769–1770
Bengali calendar1255
Berber calendar2798
British Regnal year11 Vict. 1 – 12 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2392
Burmese calendar1210
Byzantine calendar7356–7357
Chinese calendar丁未(Fire Goat)
4544 or 4484
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4545 or 4485
Coptic calendar1564–1565
Discordian calendar3014
Ethiopian calendar1840–1841
Hebrew calendar5608–5609
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1904–1905
 - Shaka Samvat1769–1770
 - Kali Yuga4948–4949
Holocene calendar11848
Igbo calendar848–849
Iranian calendar1226–1227
Islamic calendar1264–1265
Japanese calendarKōka 5 / Kaei 1
Javanese calendar1775–1777
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4181
Minguo calendar64 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar380
Thai solar calendar2390–2391
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
1974 or 1593 or 821
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
1975 or 1594 or 822


Flag of Texas
February 2: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, ending the Mexican–American War and ceding all the Republic of Texas's territorial claims to the United States for $15m.
Chartist meeting, Kennington Common
April 10: "Monster Rally" of Chartists held on Kennington Common in London; the first photograph of a crowd depicts it.



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September 12: The Swiss Confederation reconstitutes itself as a federal republic.



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  1. ^ Stoica, Vasile (1919). The Roumanian Question: The Roumanians and their Lands. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Printing Company. p. 23.
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 269–270. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  3. ^ Egyed Ákos: Erdély 1848-1849 (Transylvania in 1848-1849). Pallas Akadémia Könyvkiadó, Csíkszereda 2010. p. 517 (Hungarian)
  4. ^ Magyar Nemzet: Fejőszék Százhatvan éve irtották ki Nagyenyedet a román felkelők.

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