What Happened in November 1852

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 Franklin Pierce elected as president of US

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • Nov 4 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
  • Nov 18 State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul's Cathedral, London)
  • Nov 18 Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
  • Nov 20 Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's "Masks & Faces" premieres in London
  • Nov 21 Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
  • Nov 23 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912)
  • Nov 7 Bohdan Borkowski, composer
  • Nov 11 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1925)
  • Nov 21 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer
  • Nov 22 Paul H B d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist
  • Nov 25 Johan N Salvator, [Johann Orth], archduke of Austria
  • Nov 29 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
  • Nov 12 Georg Hellmesberger, composer, dies at 22
  • Nov 18 Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 22 August Alexander Klengel, composer, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 27 Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • Nov 28 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)