On This Day

What Happened in November 1619

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Frederick V crowned king of Bohemia

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Nov 10 René Descartes has the dream that inspires his "Meditations on First Philosophy"

Philosopher René Descartes
Philosopher
René Descartes

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Willem Kalf, Dutch painter (still lifes), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1693)
  • Nov 7 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1692)
  • Nov 15 Philips Koninck, Dutch landscape painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1688)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 13 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter, dies at 64