On This Day

What Happened in November 1741

Historical Events

Coup d'état

Nov 25 Elizabeth of Russia seizes power in a coup with the aid of Imperial Russian guards in Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Nov 26 French & Beiers army occupies Prague

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Joan Derk, Baron van der Capellen tot den Pol, Leader of democratic Patriots, born in Tiel, Netherlands (d. 1784)
  • Nov 15 Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss writer, philosopher and founder of physiognomics, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1801)
  • Nov 25 Johann Christian Frischmuth, German composer, born in Schwabhausen, Germany (d. 1790)
  • Nov 27 Jean-Pierre Duport, French composer (d. 1818)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 20 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, dies at 80
  • Nov 24 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)