On This Day

What Happened in November 1640

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 English Long Parliament forms
  • Nov 11 Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1697)
  • Nov 15 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, German composer, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1700)
  • Nov 26 Carl Rosier, Dutch baroque composer, born in Li├Ęge (d. 1725)
  • Nov 28 Willem de Vlamingh, Dutch sea captain (explored the then "New Holland", central west coast of Australia), born in Oost-Vlieland, Dutch Republic (c. 1648)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 25 Giles Farnaby, composer, dies