On This Day

What Happened in November 1603

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 English explorer, writer and courtier Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 16 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior, born in Iwanowice, Kalisz, Poland (d. 1673)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies
  • Nov 16 Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies
  • Nov 18 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem & Juliana van Stolberg, dies at 61
  • Nov 30 William Gilbert, English physician and physicist (researcher into magnetism), dies probably of the plague at 59