On This Day

What Happened in November 1742

Historical Events


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

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Elizabeth of Russia
  • Nov 18 Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, born in Tiverton, England (d. 1821)
  • Nov 18 Felix Maximo Lopez, composer
  • Nov 21 Alessandro Felici, composer

Famous Deaths

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