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.
  • Nov 26 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France

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)
  • Nov 16 Francis Danby, Irish painter
  • Nov 28 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestOlympe 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 8 Madame Roland [Marie-Jeanne Phlippon], French revolutionary (member of the Girondist faction), executed by guillotine at 39
  • Nov 24 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)