1856 (MDCCCLVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter FE) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Sunday (dominical letter AG) of the Julian calendar, the 1856th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 856th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 19th century, and the seventh year of the 1850s decade. As of the start of 1856, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localised use until 1918.

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