19th century

The 19th century (1 January 1801 – 31 December 1900) was the century marked by the collapse of the Spanish, First and Second French, Chinese,Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the United States, the German Empire, the Second French Colonial Empire and the Empire of Japan, with the British boasting unchallenged dominance after 1815. After the defeat of the French Empire and its allies in the Napoleonic Wars, the British and Russian empires expanded greatly, becoming the world's leading powers. The Russian Empire expanded in central and far eastern Asia. The British Empire grew rapidly in the first half of the century, especially with the expansion of vast territories in Canada, Australia, South Africa and heavily populated India, and in the last two decades of the century in Africa. By the end of the century, the British Empire controlled a fifth of the world's land and one quarter of the world's population. During the post Napoleonic era it enforced what became known as the Pax Britannica, which helped trade.

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Photographer’s staged pictures of ‘exotic 21st century types’ flip the script on colonial-era portraits of ...

South China Morning Post 20 Jan 2023
In 2005, Grace Lau photographed ‘exotic 21st century types’ in a UK studio decked in antique Chinese furniture – a comment on 19th century portraits taken in China. Now she’s revisiting the idea ... ....
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10 of the best secret retreats in the Canary Islands

The Observer 08 Jan 2023
This 19th-century manor house has been immaculately restored, with many of the 17 bedrooms featuring original teak-wood window seats, wooden floors and Moorish ceilings ... On the quieter side of the island, this gorgeous, burnt-yellow Canarian house dates back to the early 19th century and offers a haven for walkers and nature-lovers....
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Brazil’s first lady says presidential palace a mess

Taipei Times 07 Jan 2023
An unknown amount of furniture and artwork from the official residence was missing, damaged or — in the case of one 19th-century work — left on the floor, she said ... Rosangela da Silva, 56, said the first couple would carry out renovations to repair the damages and a full inventory of the residence’s furniture and art before moving in....
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Brazil’s new first lady says presidential palace a mess

Arab News 07 Jan 2023
An unknown amount of furniture and artwork from the official residence was missing, damaged or — in the case of one 19th-century work — left on the floor, she said ... Da Silva, 56, said the first couple would carry out renovations to repair the damages and a full inventory of the residence’s furniture and art before moving in....
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Brazil's new first lady says presidential palace a mess

Raw Story 06 Jan 2023
An unknown amount of furniture and artwork from the official residence was missing, damaged or -- in the case of one 19th-century work -- left on the floor, she said ... Da Silva, 56, said the first couple would carry out renovations to repair the damages and a full inventory of the residence's furniture and art before moving in....
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Bolsonaro left Brazil presidential palace in 'shoddy condition'- First Lady

RTE 06 Jan 2023
An unknown amount of furniture and artwork from the official residence was missing, damaged or, in the case of one 19th-century work, left on the floor, she said ... Ms Da Silva, 56, said the first couple would carry out renovations to repair the damages and a full inventory of the residence's furniture and art before moving in....

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