On This Day

What Happened in November 1678

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden
  • Nov 30 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 26 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist, born in B├ęziers, France (d. 1771)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
  • Nov 7 Erasmus Quellinus II, Flemish painter and etcher, dies at 70
  • Nov 18 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36
  • Nov 20 Charles Dujardin, painter/etcher (Learned Dog), dies at about 56
  • Nov 30 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67