On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1832

  • Nov 1 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, born in Roskilde, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • Nov 5 William W. Averell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cameron, New York (d. 1900)
  • Nov 7 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • Nov 9 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)
  • Nov 11 Paolo Giorza, Italian-Australian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1914)
  • Nov 18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer and mineralogist, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1901)
  • Nov 22 George Henry Chapman, American newspaper editor, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Holland, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War), born in Oswego, New York (d. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1901)

Person of interestLouisa May Alcott

Nov 29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)