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The 1840s decade ran from January 1, 1840, to December 31, 1849.

Events and trends

Technology



War, peace and politics



Culture and religion



Economics

  • In the mid 1840s several harvests failed across Europe, which caused famines. Especially the Great Irish Famine (1845–1849) was severe and caused a quarter of Irelandmarker's population to die or emigrate to the United States and Canada.
  • The Panic of 1837 triggered by the failing banks in America is followed by a severe depression lasting until 1845.


Other



World leaders

  1. Mohammad Shah Qajar, (b. 1810 – d. 1848) Shah from 1834 to 1848
  2. Nasser-al-Din Shah, 1848–1896


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