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Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War, painting by Carl Nebel
The United States under General Zachary Taylor won the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War .
The Sonderbund War in Switzerland
The Sonderbund War is the last military conflict on Swiss soil .
1847 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1295/96 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1839/40 (September 11-12)
Baha'i calendar 03/04 (turn of the year 20/21 March)
Bengali solar calendar 1252/53 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2390/91 (southern Buddhism); 2389/90 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the fire sheep丁未 ( at the beginning of the year fire horse 丙午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1209/10 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4180/81 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1225/26
Islamic calendar 1263/64 (turn of the year 9/10 December)
Jewish calendar 5607/08 (September 10-11)
Coptic calendar 1563/64 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 1022/23
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1262/63 (March 1)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2157/58 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2158/59 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1903/04 (April)


Politics and world events

Mexican-American War

US troops storm Chapultepec

Other events in America

United States 1847

German Confederation

Storming the potato stands ; Lithograph by Vinzenz Katzler


Other events in Europe


  • Algeria becomes a French province.



Business start-ups


Contemporary advertisement
Poster with a timetable from 1847
Zurich railway station in 1847

science and technology

Natural sciences

Technical developments

Circumnavigations of the world

Teaching and Research


Visual arts

Bridal procession in spring

Music and theater

Theater ticket for the premiere
Costumes for I masnadieri
Final scene from Jerusalem 1847



Trinity Church:
east view from 1847


The Bucharest fire

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Historical maps and views

New York 1847


January February

Thomas Alva Edison, 1915

March April

Alexander Graham Bell
Otto Wallach
Joseph Pulitzer

May June

July August

Max Liebermann 1904
Paul Langerhans, 1878
Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria-Tuscany (ca.1875)

September October

Paul von Hindenburg
Agneta Matthes

November December

Bram Stoker
Christine Ladd-Franklin

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1847


January to April

José de Palafox y Melci

May to August

John Franklin

September to December

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 1846

Exact date of death unknown

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