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contemporary map of the siege of Sevastopol
The siege of Sevastopol begins in the Crimean War .
Elisabeth in Bavaria, Empress of Austria
Princess Elisabeth in Bavaria marries Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria .
Charge of the Light Brigade, by Richard Caton Woodville junior
In the Battle of Balaklava
it comes to the death ride of the Light Brigade .
1854 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1302/03 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1846/47 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Baha'i calendar 10/11 (turn of the year 20/21 March)
Bengali solar calendar 1249/50 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2397/98 (southern Buddhism); 2396/97 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the wood tiger甲寅 ( at the beginning of the year water buffalo 癸丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1216/17 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4187/88 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1232/33 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1270/71 (23/24 September)
Jewish calendar 5614/15 (22/23 September)
Coptic calendar 1570/71 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 1029/30
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1269/70 (March 1)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2164/65 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2165/66 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1910/11 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Crimean War

Austrian troops marching into the vacated by Russia in August Bucharest a
  • June 3 : The Austrian Empire calls on Russia to withdraw from the Danube principalities. After the Russian withdrawal, it occupied them itself, but without intervening in combat operations during the war.
  • September 14 : The Allied British and French land on the Crimean peninsula .
Battle of the Alma
Florence Nightingale
The Thin Red Line - Battle of Balaklava
Battle of Inkerman

German Confederation


  • March 27th : Duke Charles III. is stabbed by a stranger in the street in Parma . The deceased was hated by the population because of his arbitrary regime.


United States

The United States under the Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854
Caricature on the Kansas-Nebraska Act




The Eureka Stockade flag


Voyages of discovery


The exhibition building (the Munich "Glaspalast")
Contemporary lithography for the first Berlin advertising column

science and technology

Slide with cholera pathogens made by Pacine in 1854


Visual arts

Music and theater

Theater ticket Hoftheater Weimar 1854, without naming the librettist and the conductor


Emperor Franz Joseph I.




Shipping disasters

Graphic representation of the downfall (1854)

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


The Königspitze


January February

Sir James George Frazer (1933)
Friedrich Alfred Krupp, 1900

March April

Paul Ehrlich
Emil von Behring
Henri Poincaré

May June

Charles Parsons
Nat Love (1876)
  • June: Nat Love , American slave, cowboy, rodeo rider, Pullman porter and author († 1921 )

July August

September October

Engelbert Humperdinck
Oscar Wilde 1889

November December

Paul Sabatier
Pope Benedict XV, 1915

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

Carl Adolph von Basedow

May to August

Georg Simon Ohm
Friedrich Wilhelm Schelling, around 1800
Maximilian Freiherr von Wimpffen

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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