On This Day

What Happened in November 1683

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • Nov 22 Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge II

Nov 10 George II [Georg August], King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Germany (d. 1760)

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • Nov 21 Johann Michael Müller, German organist and composer, born in Schmalkalden, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1743)
  • Nov 30 Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1744)

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 16 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia