On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1850

  • Nov 5 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (Poems of Passion), born in Johnstown, Wisconsin (d. 1919)
  • Nov 8 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • Nov 9 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist (father of psychopharmacologist), born in Tuchel, West Prussia (d. 1929)
  • Nov 12 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

Nov 13 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • Nov 20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer, born Ratton Park, Sussex, , England (d. 1892)
  • Nov 26 Henricus van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929), born in Hoogland, Netherlands (d. 1929)