On This Day

What Happened in November 1626

Historical Events

St. Peter's Basilica

Nov 18 St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, replacing an earlier basilica on the same site and becoming the world's largest Christian basilica

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 25 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, dies at 60
  • Nov 29 Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • Nov 30 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47