On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1796

Article: Catherine the Great Builds a New Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • George Back, English sea officer and explorer (North Canada), born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1878)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCatherine the Great

Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German-born Empress of Russia (1762-96) who expanded the Russian empire, dies of a stroke at 67

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

1796 Highlights

About November 6, 1796

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 224 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio