On This Day

What Happened in November 1758

Historical Events

  • Nov 25 Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 7 Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker and politician, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1837)
  • Nov 16 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist, born in Vordingborg, Denmark (d. 1841)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (b. 1686)
  • Nov 20 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, dies at 64
  • Nov 22 Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, British politician (b. 1680)