On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1863

  • Nov 1 Alfred Reisenauer, German pianist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1907)
  • Nov 3 Eugène Samuel-Holeman, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • Nov 3 Billy Murphy, New Zealand boxer (world featherweight champion 1890; first world champion in any class from NZ), born in Auckland, NZ (d. 1939)
  • Nov 3 Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), born in Greenford, England (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 René Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), born in Sidi Bel Abbès, French Algeria (d. 1925)
  • Nov 11 Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), born in Paris (d. 1935)

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

Nov 14 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and inventor (bakelite plastics), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1944)

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • Nov 18 Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, born in Hermsdorf, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1920)
  • Nov 20 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet) and wife of John Dilis (d. 1939)
  • Nov 21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, Cornish novelist and editor (The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900), born in Bodmin, Cornwall (d. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer
  • Nov 30 Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1897)
  • Nov 30 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, Italian pianist and composer, born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1916)