What Happened in November 1779

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 John W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)
  • Nov 5 Washington Allston, US painter/author
  • Nov 6 Michal Bogdanowicz, composer
  • Nov 14 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • Nov 27 AimĂ©, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 10 Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49
  • Nov 13 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
  • Nov 16 Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)