1848


February.

Dickens turns 36.

Charles Dickens’s 36th birthday was on 7 February 1848.

February.

Paris Revolt.

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March (– October 1849)

Hungarian Revolution.

The Hungarian Revolution breaks out against the absolutist rule of the Austrian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg monarchy.

April.

Chartist Kennington Demo.

A large mass meeting of Chartists is held on Kennington Common, London, believed to number 150,000 protestors.