On This Day

What Happened in November 1722

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
  • Nov 7 Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English nobleman and politician, born in Clayton, Lancashire, England (d. 1798)
  • Nov 11 Johann Philipp Sack, German composer, born in Harzgerode, Germany (d. 1763)
  • Nov 19 Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (invented percussion as a diagnostic technique), born in Graz, Duchy of Styria (d. 1809)
  • Nov 19 Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania, born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (d. 1810)
  • Nov 30 Théodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1761)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 12 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch painter/engraver/architect, dies at 63
  • Nov 24 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, dies at 99