On This Day

What Happened in November 1697

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
  • Nov 10 English parliament accept army reduction

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 9 Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1760)
  • Nov 10 William Hogarth, English satiric painter and engraver (Rake's Progress), born in London (d. 1764)
  • Nov 25 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist and poet (wrote in blood), born in Moers, Germany (d. 1769)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Constantine Huygens Jr., Dutch Poet, painter and cartoonist, dies at 69 (burial date)
  • Nov 22 LibĂ©ral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)