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 24 General strategist John Churchill meets William III
  • Nov 26 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

BattleDeclaration of War

Nov 26 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 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