1859

 

Rulers:

• James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861)

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

Events:

Casa Buonarroti (Firenze) opens to the public.

• Scottish National Gallery opened in Edinburgh.

Births:

• Avegno Gautreau, Virginie Amélie (1859–1915)

• Hassam, Childe (1859-1935)

• Seurat, Georges (1859-1891)

Literature:

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): Hunted Down (1859)

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): Three Ghost Stories (1859)

• Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (1821-1881): Carnet d’un inconnu (1859)

• Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (1821-1881): Uncle’s Dream (1859)

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

Art:

• Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905): Le jour des morts (1859)

• Courbet, Gustave (1819-1877): Après la chasse (c.1859)

• Manet, Édouard (1832-1883): La Barque de Dante (c.1859)

• Whistler, James (1834-1903): At the Piano (1858-1859)

• Whistler, James (1834-1903): The Lime Burner (1859)