The 19th century 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.
The numerical value of 19th century in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of 19th century in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If there was a little shine of gold on the moon, the mankind would have been to the moon even in the 19th century!
In our time the hot abjuration to keep politics out of the pulpit is merely the way the 19th Century offers the thirty pieces of silver.
It was in the 19th century that Lord Elgin removed intact architectural sculptures from the frieze, the metopes and the pediments of the building.
It's a work of art, it's not mechanized. They make cigars like they did 200 years ago, with the same tools, with their hands. It's totally 19th century.
Coe and Bubka were there (as vice-presidents to Diack), it's easy enough if you want to get a governance review. They had a (19th-century) constitution in a 21st-century organization.
Images & Illustrations of 19th century
Find a translation for the 19th century definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these 19th century definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"19th century." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 20 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/19th century>.