Timeline 1815-1850

Created by Lawrence Yang, Grace Powell, James Harkness, Michael Gayden


Congress of Vienna

September 1814 - June 1815

Representatives of major powers of Europe, including
France, met to redraw territorial lines and to try and
restore the social and political order of the Old Regime. They settle Legitimacy, Compensation, Balance of Power after this meeting.

Concert of Europe


Lasted from Congress of Vienna in 1815 until
the Crimean War of the 1850s
Two major provisions: Quadruple Alliance and the
Congress System:
Quadruple Alliance: Russia, Prussia, Austria and England
Congress System: European international relations controlled by
series of meetings held by great powers to monitor and defend status quo

German Confederation


The German Confederation was a loose association of 39 German states in Central Europe, created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815.

Rise of Liberalism


After the congress of Vienna, the liberalism unleashed by the French Revolution.
Liberalism became a major force in France during the
Revolutions of 1830 and 1848.

Nationalist Rebellions


Revolutions of 1830


Revolutions of 1848

1848 - 1849

The 1848 revolutions were influenced by many things including nationalism, liberalism, and romanticism. Economic dislocation and instability also played a role in the cause of the revolutions. The end of the revolutions was in 1849.


Battle of Waterloo

June 18, 1815

The Battle of Waterloo marked the final defeat of French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte

July Revolution


King Charles X sought to impose absolutism by
rolling back the constitutional monarchy.
In response, a radical revolt in Paris forced the
reactionary Charles X to abdicate his throne.


Corn law

1815 - 1846

"The Corn Laws were designed to protect corn prices to against competition from less expensive foreign imports between 1815 and 1846".
December 1816: Corn Law riots in London

Reform Act of 1832


The Reform Act 1832 introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales.

The Chartist movement

1838 - 1848

The Chartist movement was the first mass movement driven by the working classes. It grew following the failure of the 1832 Reform Act to extend the vote beyond those owning property.

February Revolution


French revolution that overthrew the monarchy of Louis Philippe and established the Second Republic.

Holy Roman Empire



1821 - 1848

representative from HRE during congress of vienna, led the negotiations

1848 revolts


1848 revolts are series of political revolutions against traditional authority.


Frederick William IV comes to power in Prussia



Decembrist Uprising


It took place in Imperial Russia on 26 December 1825. Russian army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in a protest against Nicholas I.


Revolution of 1830

1831 - 1832

Italian nationalists needed unification which they sought out when Guiseppe Mazzini and his secret revolutionary society went to get that. Northern Italy, Modena, Parma, and papal states started to see outbreaks of liberal discontent too.