On This Day

What Happened in November 1661

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

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

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)