On This Day

What Happened in November 1759

Historical Events

  • Nov 20 -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
  • Nov 21 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
  • Nov 24 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Frederich von Schiller, German poet and lyricist (Ode to Joy), born in Marbach am Neckar, Germany (d. 1805)
  • Nov 13 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer (d. 1848)
  • Nov 20 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, Hungarian cellist and composer, baptized in LeŇ°tiny (d. 1833)
  • Nov 27 Franz Krommer, Czech composer, born in Kamenice u Jihlavy, Czech Republic (d. 1831)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 29 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)