On This Day

What Happened in November 1793

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • Nov 10 France ends forced worship of God
  • Nov 12 Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.

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Nov 26 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestStephen F. Austin

Nov 3 Stephen F. Austin, Founded and helped colonize the US state of Texas, born in Austinville, Virginia (d. 1836)

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • Nov 10 Jared Kirtland, American physician, naturalist and reformed penitentiaries, born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1877)
  • Nov 15 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), born in Épernon, France (d. 1880)
  • Nov 16 Francis Danby, Irish painter, born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1861)
  • Nov 28 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1866)

Famous Deaths


BattleOlympe de Gouges

Nov 3 Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), executed by guillotine at 45

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • Nov 6 Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Madame Roland [Marie-Jeanne Phlippon], French revolutionary (member of the Girondist faction), executed by guillotine at 39
  • Nov 12 Jean-Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer noted for his computation of an orbit for Halley’s Comet (1759) and author of History of Ancient Astronomy from Its Origin to the Establishment of the School of Alexandria, dies at 57
  • Nov 24 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)