On This Day

What Happened in November 1661

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Robert Hooke appointed Curator of Experiments to the Royal Society, England

Scientist Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (Le Chevalier à la mode), born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1725)
  • Nov 4 Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1716-42), born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 1742)
  • Nov 6 Charles II of Spain, last Habsburg king of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), born in Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain (d. 1700)
  • Nov 15 Christoph von Graffenried, British peer from Switzerland who founded New Bern, Carolina, born in Worb Castle, Bern, Switzerland (d. 1743)
  • Nov 28 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 29 Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)