On This Day

What Happened in November 1757

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)
  • Nov 28 Britain condemns Convention of Kloster-Zeven

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, born in Possagno, Republic of Venice (d. 1822)
  • Nov 6 Louis Abel Beffroy de Reigny, French dramatist and composer, born in Laon, Aisne, France (d. 1811)
  • Nov 12 Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Dutch poet, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1786)
  • Nov 15 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (research work in malacology), born in Gl├╝ckstadt, Holstein, Germany (d. 1830)
  • Nov 16 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1836)
  • Nov 20 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, Italian organist and composer, born in Bologna (d. 1819)

Person of interestWilliam Blake

Nov 28 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), born in London, England (d. 1827)

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 Pierre Prowo, German composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 12 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Maria Josepha of Austria, Queen consort of Poland (1734-57), dies at 57