What Happened in November 1817

Historical Events

  • Nov 20 First Seminole War begins in Florida
  • Nov 25 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
  • Nov 27 US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 Claudius Wistar Sears, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • Nov 8 Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter
  • Nov 9 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Nov 12 Carlo Pedrotti, composer
  • Nov 12 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer
  • Nov 12 Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
  • Nov 21 Richard B. Garnett, Confederate Brigadier General, born in Essex County, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • Nov 24 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
  • Nov 25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)
  • Nov 30 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary (b. 1795)