On This Day

What Happened in November 1754

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert is elected to the French Academy of Sciences

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 26 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, born in Nassenhuben (Mokry Dwór), Royal Prussia, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1794)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 16 British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 9 Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 12 Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam painter/decorater, dies at 58
  • Nov 27 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem), dies at 87