What Happened in November 1803

Historical Events

  • Nov 18 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
  • Nov 29 Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
  • Nov 30 Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 14 Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)
  • Nov 18 Cornelius Broere, Dutch priest/poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 29 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (Doppler effect), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1853)

  • Nov 29 Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Ch de Laclos, writer, dies
  • Nov 22 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar/patriot, dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Roger Newdigate, British politician (b. 1719)
  • Nov 25 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), dies at 83