Famous People Born in November 1797

  • Nov 4 Aleksander Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • Nov 7 Silas H. Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Middletown, New York (d. 1876)

Charles LyellCharles Lyell (1797-1875)

Nov 14 Scottish geologist (Principles of Geology), born in Kinnordy, Angus, Scotland

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth (1797-1883)

Nov 18 African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York [birth date is approximate]

  • Nov 23 Gábor Mátray, Hungarian composer and musicologist, born in Nagykata, Hungary (d. 1875)
  • Nov 29 Domenico Gaetano Donizetti, Italian opera composer (L'elisir d'amore; Lucia di Lammermoor), born in Bergamo, Cisalpine Republic (d. 1848)