On This Day

What Happened in November 1768

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, 6th child and second daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte, born in London (d. 1840)
  • Nov 21 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist and philosopher, born in Breslau, Prussian Silesia (d. 1834)
  • Nov 24 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
  • Nov 30 Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist (creation of modern Polish terminology in the field of chemistry), born in Żnin, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1838)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 (Pieter) Pierre van Maldere, Flemish violinist and composer, dies at 39
  • Nov 4 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist, philosopher and astronomer, dies at 57

Person of interestThomas Pelham-Holles

Nov 17 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1757-62), dies at 75

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister
Thomas Pelham-Holles