On This Day

What Happened in November 1708

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, born in K√∂tzting, Bavaria (d. 1771)

Person of interestWilliam Pitt the Elder

Nov 15 William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68) known as the `Great Commoner', born in London, England (d. 1778)

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederick Henry, dies at 71
  • Nov 7 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76