On This Day

What Happened in November 1650

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 7 John Robinson, English diplomat and prelate, born in Cleasby, North Yorkshire (d. 1723)

William III

Nov 14 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, born in The Hague, Dutch Republic (d. 1702)

  • Nov 28 Jan Palfijn, Flemish physician and inventor (obstetrical forceps), born in Kortrijk, Flanders (d. 1730)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 William II, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, dies at 24
  • Nov 13 Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • Nov 24 Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese composer, dies at 83