What Happened in November 1742

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 7 Empress Elizabeth of Russia proclaims her nephew Peter of Holstein-Gottorp (later Peter III) her heir

  • Nov 18 Prussia and Great Britain sign an anti-French military covenant

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, born in Tiverton, England (d. 1821)
  • Nov 18 Félix Máximo López, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1821)
  • Nov 21 Alessandro Felici, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1772)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 12 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)