On This Day

What Happened in November 1656

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1738)
  • Nov 4 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)

Edmond Halley

Nov 8 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), born in Haggerston, Middlesex (d. 1742) [OS 29 Oct]

  • Nov 9 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), born in Luxembourg (d. 1727)

Famous Weddings

John Milton

Nov 12 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Johan IV, Duke of Braganca, King of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • Nov 6 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)