January 1848 in history

January 1848 events chronologically

Jan 3 Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Liberia
Jan 12 The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Jan 24 California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento
Jan 31 John C. Frémont is Court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1848

Jan 4 Katsura Tarō a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, politician and three-time Prime Minister of Japan.
Jan 6 Hristo Botev a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev is widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero
Jan 13 Lilla Cabot Perry an American artist who worked in the American Impressionist style, rendering portraits and landscapes in the free form manner of her mentor, Claude Monet. Perry was an early advocate of the French Impressionist style and contributed to its reception in the United States. Perry's early work was shaped by her exposure to the Boston school of artists and her travels in Europe and Japan. She was also greatly influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson's philosophies and her friendship with Camille Pissarro. Although it was not until the age of thirty-six that Perry received formal training, her work with artists of the Impressionist, Realist, Symbolist, and German Social Realist movements greatly affected the style of her oeuvre
Jan 18 Ioan Slavici a Transylvanian-born Romanian writer and journalist. He made his debut in Convorbiri literare , with the comedy Fata de birău. Alongside Eminescu he founded the Young Romania Social and Literary Academic Society and organized, in 1871, the Putna Celebration of the Romanian Students from Romania and from abroad. At the end of 1874, he settled in Bucharest, where he became secretary of the Hurmuzachi Collection Committee, then he became a professor, and then an editor of the newspaper Timpul. Alongside L. Caragiale and Coşbuc, he edited the Vatra review. During the first World War, he collaborated at the newspapers Ziua and Gazeta Bucureștilor. He was awarded the Romanian Academy Award
Jan 21 Henri Duparc (composer) a French composer of the late Romantic period.
Jan 24 Vasily Surikov the foremost Russian painter of large-scale historical subjects. His major pieces are among the best-known paintings in Russia
Jan 27 Tōgō Heihachirō a gensui or admiral of the fleet in the Imperial Japanese Navy and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes. He was termed by Western journalists as "the Nelson of the East", after Horatio Nelson, the British admiral who defeated the French and Spanish at Trafalgar

Died in January 1848

Jan 5 Ferdinando Orlandi an Italian composer best known for his operas. Born in Parma, he was a pupil of organist Gaspare Rugarli and composer Ferdinando Paer. He also studied at the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini in Naples with Nicola Sala and Giacomo Tritto. In 1800, he took a position at the ducal court in Parma. He worked as a singing teacher in Milan , Monaco , and Stuttgart. In 1834 he was appointed maestro di cappella of the Parma Cathedral. He composed at least 25 operas between 1800 and 1820
Jan 9 Caroline Herschel a German British astronomer and the sister of astronomer Sir William Herschel with whom she worked throughout both of their careers. Her most significant contributions to astronomy were the discoveries of several comets and in particular the periodic comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which bears her name
Jan 12 Karl Friedrich von dem Knesebeck a Prussian field marshal and military adviser in the Napoleonic Wars.
Jan 14 Robert Adamson (photographer) a Scottish chemist and pioneer photographer at Hill & Adamson. He is best known for his pioneering photographic work with David Octavius Hill and producing some 2500 calotypes, mostly portraits, within 5 years after being hired by Hill in 1843, before his life was cut short
Jan 17 Petros Mavromichalis the leader of the Maniot people during the first half of the 19th century. His family had a long history of revolts against the Ottoman Empire, which ruled most of what is now Greece. His grandfather Georgios and his father Pierros were among the leaders of the Orlov Revolt
Jan 20 Christian VIII of Denmark the King of Denmark from 1839 to 1848 and, as Christian Frederick, King of Norway in 1814. He was the eldest son of Hereditary Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway and Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, born in 1786 at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. His paternal grandparents were King Frederick V of Denmark and his second wife, Duchess Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel