On This Day

What Happened in November 1692

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, born in Delden, Netherlands (d. 1766)
  • Nov 6 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), born in Paris (d. 1763)
  • Nov 7 Johannes Gottfried Schnabel, German author (Insel Felsenburg), born in Sandersdorf, Germany
  • Nov 15 Eusebius Amort, German Roman Catholic theologian, born in Bibermuehle, Bavaria (d. 1775)
  • Nov 21 Carlo Innocenzo Fragoni, Italian poet, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1768)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), dies at 73
  • Nov 14 Christoph Bernhard, German composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 19 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief (Colors), dies
  • Nov 19 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50