On This Day

What Happened in November 1694

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1768)

Person of interestVoltaire

Nov 21 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 Ulrik Huber, Frisian lawyer/law historian/polemist, dies at 58
  • Nov 22 John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)
  • Nov 25 Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (Astronomia Philolaica) and mathematician, dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, dies at 66