On This Day

What Happened in November 1688

Historical Events

  • Nov 11 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
  • Nov 15 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
  • Nov 26 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

Declaration of War

Nov 26 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

  • Nov 26 King James II escapes back to London

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 11 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • Nov 15 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 26 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53