On This Day

What Happened in November 1700

Historical Events

  • Nov 16 Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
  • Nov 19 Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
  • Nov 23 Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
  • Nov 30 King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]
  • Nov 30 Utrecht, Overijssel, Buren, Leerdam and IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 19 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French clergyman and physicist (discovery of osmosis), born in Pimprez, Kingdom of France (d. 1770)
  • Nov 28 Nathaniel Bliss, English 4th Astronomer Royal (1762-64), born in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1764)
  • Nov 28 Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway (1730-46), born in Castle Schonberg, Bavaria (d. 1770)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Carlos II, King of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), dies at 39
  • Nov 25 Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician, 17th Mayor of New York City (1686-88), dies at 57
  • Nov 30 Artus Quellinus II, Flemish sculptor, dies at 75