On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1796

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCatherine the Great

Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great