On This Day

What Happened in November 1667

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 7 Jean Racine's "Andromaque" premieres in Paris

  • Nov 18 Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC
  • Nov 25 A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 James Louis Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland, born in Paris (d. 1737)
  • Nov 5 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German landscape painter, born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1719)

Jonathan Swift

Nov 30 Jonathan Swift, Irish author and satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1745)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 12 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman, dies at 68
  • Nov 16 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, German composer and violinist, dies at 34
  • Nov 28 Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)