On This Day

What Happened in November 1770

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 Friedrich Witt, German composer, born in Württemberg, Germany (d. 1836)
  • Nov 16 Étienne Pivert de Senancour, French author (Obermann), born in Paris (d. 1846)
  • Nov 19 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)
  • Nov 28 Princess Louise of Orange-Nassau, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1819)
  • Nov 29 Peter Hansel, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Alexander Cruden "Alexander the Corrector", Scottish biblical scholar and eccentric, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible, dies at 71
  • Nov 9 John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician

Person of interestGeorge Grenville

Nov 13 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act (1st international tax to the colonies in America), dies at 58

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • Nov 17 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)