On This Day

What Happened in November 1632

Historical Events

  • Nov 6 Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies
  • Nov 16 Battle of L├╝tzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 23 Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
  • Nov 24 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • Nov 28 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1687)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), dies at battle of Lutzen at 37
  • Nov 17 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, dies at 38
  • Nov 27 John Eliot, English parliament leader, dies at 40
  • Nov 29 Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia, dies at 36