On This Day

What Happened in November 1761

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Antonín Volánek, Czech organist and composer, born in Jaroměř, Czech Republic (d. 1817)
  • Nov 20 Pius VIII [Francesco Saverio Castiglioni], Italian 253rd Pope (1829-30), born in Cingoli, Marche, Papal States (d. 1830)
  • Nov 22 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • Nov 29 Fridolin Weber, German composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 30 John Dollond, British optician and owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens, dies at 55