1849

Rulers:

• James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (1845-1849)

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States (1849-1850)

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

Events:

• Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen established in Rotterdam.

Births:

• Elzéar, Pierre (1849-1916)

• Laurent, Méry (1849-1900)

• Renoir, Edmond-Victor (1849-1944)

• Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917)

Deaths:

• Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)

• Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)

• Polk, James Knox (1795-1849)

Literature:

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): David Copperfield (1849-1850)

Art:

• Corot, Camille (1796-1875): Monte Pincio, Rome (1840-1850)

• Courbet, Gustave (1819-1877): Un enterrement à Ornans (1849-1850)

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