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1849 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1849
Ab urbe condita 2602
Armenian calendar 1298
Assyrian calendar 6599
Bahá'í calendar 5–6
Balinese saka calendar 1770–1771
Bengali calendar 1256
Berber calendar 2799
British Regnal year 12  Vict. 1   13  Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2393
Burmese calendar 1211
Byzantine calendar 7357–7358
Chinese calendar 戊申(Earth  Monkey)
4545 or 4485
己酉年 (Earth  Rooster)
4546 or 4486
Coptic calendar 1565–1566
Discordian calendar 3015
Ethiopian calendar 1841–1842
Hebrew calendar 5609–5610
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1905–1906
 - Shaka Samvat 1770–1771
 - Kali Yuga 4949–4950
Holocene calendar 11849
Igbo calendar 849–850
Iranian calendar 1227–1228
Islamic calendar 1265–1266
Japanese calendar Kaei 2
Javanese calendar 1777–1778
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4182
Minguo calendar 63 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 381
Thai solar calendar 2391–2392
Tibetan calendar 阳土猴年
(male Earth-Monkey)
1975 or 1594 or 822
(female Earth-Rooster)
1976 or 1595 or 823

1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar  and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1849th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 849th year of the 2nd millennium, the 49th year of the 19th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1840s decade. As of the start of 1849, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.







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The Austrian Supreme Commander Field Marshal Julius Jacob von Haynau's plan was to force the Hungarian troops to retreat in the fortress of Komárom, to lay, with a part of his army, a siege against it from the south, opening in this way the road towards Buda and Pest. After accomplishing this goal the bulk of Haynau's troops had to advance towards East, and occupy the Hungarian capitals, before his allies, the Russian main troops led by Ivan Paskevich, arrived there.
The battle started on the early morning of 2 July with the attack of the I corps led by General Franz Schlik of the imperial troops from the direction of Ács, chasing quickly away the Hungarians from the Ács forest, then pushing them into the fortifications lying South from Komárom, and even capturing the Monostor-trenches, thus entering in the fortifications, menacing to occupy the whole southern fortification and trench system of the fortress, putting in danger the Hungarian troops from there, to be completely encircled.

The main aim of the third Battle of Komárom was to break through Haynau's blockade. Klapka took over the command of Görgey's army because of Görgey's injury. The Hungarian Government gave an order to the army to advance towards Maros. Görgey didn't follow the command because Haynau's army blocked the way south. The government gave a new order and on 11 July the Hungarian army started to attack the Austrians. New Hungarian troops arrived under the command of Ármin Görgey, and from Bátorkeszi under József Nagysándor.

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Battle of Pered

The Battle of Pered, fought on 20–21 June 1849, was one of the battles which took place in the Summer Campaign of the Hungarian War of Independence from 1848 to 1849, fought between the Hungarian Revolutionary Army and the Habsburg Empire helped by Russian troops. The Hungarian army was led by General Artúr Görgei, while the imperial army by Lieutenant field marshal Julius Jacob von Haynau. After several preliminary minor battles of the Hungarian and Austrian troops along the Vág river, in which the attacking Hungarians could not achieve a success, Görgei took the command of his troops, and after receiving reinforcements, at 20 June, put his troops to attack again towards West. Although the II. Hungarian army corps occupied in heavy fights the village of Pered, the other two corps were unsuccessful, and could not advance. The angered Görgei removed the commander of the III. corps, General Károly Knezić because of his inactivity, and Colonel Lajos Asbóth, the commander of the II. corps who, in contrast to Knezić, was the only commander who successfully accomplished his duties. While Knezić's place was taken by Colonel Károly Leiningen-Westerburg, who was a great choice, Asbóth's place was taken by Colonel József Kászonyi, who was an explicitly bad choice. Haynau, who in the first day of the battle was moving the bulk of his troops to cross the Danube in order to start an attack on its southern bank, sent three of his corps, which were still on the northern bank, to repel the Hungarian forces. The two Austrian and one Russian (Panyutin's) corps started their attack at 21 June, and forced the Hungarians to retreat from Pered and Zsigárd, which forced Görgei to order his troops to retreat from the battlefield.

Battle of Győr

The Battle of Győr was a battle in the Summer Campaign of the Hungarian War of Independence from 1848 to 1849, fought on 28 June 1849 between the Hungarian Revolutionary Army led by General Ernő Poletenberg and General Artúr Görgei, and the army of the Austrian Empire led by Julius Jacob von Haynau, supplemented with a Russian division led by Feodor Sergeyevich Panyutyin, in and around the Hungarian city of Győr. After the Battle of Pered Haynau's army, joined by the Habsburg emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, crossed the Danube to the southern bank of the river, without being noticed by the Hungarian troops, and attacked the Hungarian units displaced around Győr, placed to Árpás, Marcaltő and Ihász, cutting György Kmety's division from the main troops and forcing them to retreat towards Southern Hungary. The imperials were greater than five times more numerous than the Hungarian troops when they started the attack against Győr. The Hungarian high commander, Görgei at the start of the battle was not in the city, because at 26 June he had to participate in a ministry council at Pest, and arrived to Győr only towards the end of the battle, and assured, leading the Hungarian cavalry, the safe retreat of the Hungarian troops from the city. After the battle, Görgei's troops retreated to the fortress of Komárom, followed by the imperial troops.


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