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The term "eighteen-hundreds" could also mean the entire century from 1January 1800 to 31 December 1899 (the years beginning with "18"), and is almost synonymous with the 19th century (1801–1900).
The decade was a period of drastic change. The advancements of the previous three decades towards the end of the 18th century had propelled the Industrial Revolution into a global movement, with entire wars fought with the newly developed technologies – creating an impetus to imperialist campaigns across Africa and Asia, as well as the counter-movement on Latin America later on.
Born on 29 November 1899, Italian Emma Morano died on 15 April 2017, marking the death of the last person verified to have been born in the 1800s.