On This Day

What Happened in November 1708

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, music director, and priest, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (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