What Happened in November 1755

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
  • Nov 14 Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'
  • Nov 18 Worst quake in Massachusetts Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths reported

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 English minister William Pitt the Elder resigns

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • Nov 25 King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Nov 12 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)
  • Nov 15 Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 17 Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24), born in Versailles, France (d. 1824)

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 11 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, dies at 91
  • Nov 25 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76