On This Day

What Happened in November 1771

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 16 West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 6 Alois Senefelder, German actor and inventor (lithography), born in Prague (d. 1834)
  • Nov 11 Ephraim McDowell, American physician and surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery), born in Rockbridge, Virginia (d. 1830)

Person of interestMarie Francois Xavier Bichat

Nov 14 Marie Fran├žois Xavier bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), born in Paris (d. 1802)

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • Nov 17 Jonathan Huntington, composer
  • Nov 22 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • Nov 6 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), dies at 75
  • Nov 13 Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor and theatre director (Die Oberpfalz), dies at 61
  • Nov 18 Giuseppe de Majo, Italian composer and organist, dies at 73