What Happened in November 1814

Historical Events

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Nov 1 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nov 7 1st sitting of States-general in Hague
  • Nov 28 The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 6 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician/inventor (saxophone)
  • Nov 8 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
  • Nov 13 Joseph Hooker, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)
  • Nov 14 Michael Kelly Lawler, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), dies in 1882
  • Nov 15 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Nov 17 Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • Nov 22 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)
  • Nov 25 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • Nov 18 William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)
  • Nov 23 Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 70