On This Day

What Happened in November 1631

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
  • Nov 7 Pierre Gassendi observes 1st ever transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Mary, 1st British Princess Royal and the Princess of Orange, born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1660)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 30 Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels, dies