1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1871st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 871st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 19th century, and the 2nd year of the 1870s decade. As of the start of 1871, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1871 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1871
French Republican calendar79
Ab urbe condita2624
Armenian calendar1320
Assyrian calendar6621
Baháʼí calendar27–28
Balinese saka calendar1792–1793
Bengali calendar1278
Berber calendar2821
British Regnal year34 Vict. 1 – 35 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2415
Burmese calendar1233
Byzantine calendar7379–7380
Chinese calendar庚午年 (Metal Horse)
4568 or 4361
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
4569 or 4362
Coptic calendar1587–1588
Discordian calendar3037
Ethiopian calendar1863–1864
Hebrew calendar5631–5632
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1927–1928
 - Shaka Samvat1792–1793
 - Kali Yuga4971–4972
Holocene calendar11871
Igbo calendar871–872
Iranian calendar1249–1250
Islamic calendar1287–1288
Japanese calendarMeiji 4
Javanese calendar1799–1800
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4204
Minguo calendar41 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar403
Thai solar calendar2413–2414
Tibetan calendar阳金马年
(male Iron-Horse)
1997 or 1616 or 844
    — to —
(female Iron-Goat)
1998 or 1617 or 845
January 18: Proclamation of the German Empire
March 18: The Paris Commune is formed.
October 8-October 10: Great Chicago Fire

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Births edit

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James Weldon Johnson
Friedrich Ebert
Birdie Blye
Heinrich Mann
Christian Morgenstern
Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach

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July–August edit

Marcel Proust
Orville Wright
Ernest Rutherford
Pietro Badoglio

September–October edit

November–December edit

Date unknown edit

Deaths edit

January–June edit

John Herschel
Samuel Harvey Taylor

July–December edit

Cristina Trivulzio Belgiojoso

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