On This Day

What Happened in November 1632

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Nov 16 Battle of Lützen: Significant battle of Thirty Years' War - Swedish and Saxon forces defeat the Holy Roman Empire, at cost of the death of Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht 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, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (d. 1687)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), dies at battle of Lützen 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