On This Day

What Happened in November 1636

Historical Events

  • Nov 17 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic, born in Paris (d. 1711)
  • Nov 2 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1721)
  • Nov 10 Francesco Passarini, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1694)
  • Nov 11 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, born in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China (d. 1704)