On This Day

What Happened in November 1642

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Second Battle of Breitenfeld, aka First Battle of Leipzig; victory for the Swedish army under Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson over Holy Roman Empire army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria

Battle of Interest

Nov 13 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament

Historic Discovery

Nov 24 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)


Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 16 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • Nov 24 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)
  • Nov 7 Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English politician