On This Day

What Happened in November 1779

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Jan Willem Pieneman, Dutch historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), born in Abcoude, Dutch Republic (d. 1853)
  • Nov 5 Washington Allston, American painter (pioneer of America's Romantic movement of landscape painting) and author, born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1843)
  • Nov 6 Michal Bogdanowicz, composer (d. 1830)
  • Nov 14 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • Nov 27 AimĂ©, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and statesman, born in Paris (d. 1865)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 10 Joseph Hewes, American merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49
  • Nov 13 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
  • Nov 16 Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)