On This Day

What Happened in November 1674

Historical Events

  • Nov 10 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72

Person of interestJohn Milton

Nov 8 John Milton, English poet and puritan (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

  • Nov 24 Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
  • Nov 26 Philip Julius van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, dies at 37