On This Day

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)

Person of interestCharles Lyell

Nov 14 Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist (Principles of Geology), born in Kinnordy, Angus, Scotland (d. 1875)

Geologist Charles Lyell
Geologist
Charles Lyell

Person of interestSojourner Truth

Nov 18 Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York (d. 1883) [birth date is approximate]

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • Nov 23 Gabor Matray, composer
  • Nov 29 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer