1853

Rulers:

• Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States (1850-1853)

Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (1853-1857)

• Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901)

Events:

• Neue Pinakothek founded in Munich.

Births:

• Abbéma, Louise (1853-1927)

• Courtois, Gustave (1853-1923)

Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890)

Literature:

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): A Child’s History of England (1853)

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): Bleak House (1852-1853)

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): Some Christmas Stories (1850-1853)

• Ruskin, John (1819-1900): Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1853)

• Tolstoy, Leo (1828-1910): A Russian Proprietor, and Other Stories (1852-1859)

Music:

• Liszt, Franz (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsodies (1846-53)

• Schumann, Robert (1810-1856): Violin Concerto (1853)

• Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901): Il trovatore (1853)

• Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901): La traviata (1853)

Art:

Bonheur, Rosa (1822-1899): La foire aux chevaux (1852-55)

Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863): Christ en croix (c.1853-56)

Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863): Le Christ sur la croix (1853)

Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863): Tigre qui boit (1853-55)

Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863): Vue de Tanger (1852-53)

Scott, William Bell (1811-1890): Fair Rosamond Alone in Her Bower (c.1853)

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