King Charles X of France is overthrown and replaced by his cousin Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans.
Meanwhile a 10 month long insurrection in Poland is crushed by the Russians. In the retribution which followed, eighty-thousand Poles are dragged off in chains to Siberia.
The year 1830 also witnessed the formal independence of Greece from the Ottoman Empire after a war which had begun nine years before.
And the Industrial Revolution gathers steam across western Europe
Music from Feliox Mendelssohn, Italian Symphony, courtesy of musopen.org
Picture - Eugène_Delacroix (Liberty Leading the People)
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