1856

Rulers:

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

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

Events:

• National Portrait Gallery founded in London.

Births:

Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925)

• Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950)

Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)

Deaths:

• Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)

Literature:

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): The Wreck of the Golden Mary (1856)

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

• Tolstoy, Leo (1828-1910): Sevastopol (1855-1856)

• Tolstoy, Leo (1828-1910): Youth (1856)

Art:

• Courbet, Gustave (1819-1877): L’Amazone (1856)

• Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863): Lion dévorant un lapin (1856)

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