- Nov 7 Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean
Nov 11 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
- Nov 1 Alessandro Nini, composer
- Nov 7 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, born in Buerton, Cheshire, England (d. 1870)
- Nov 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, born in Hamburg, (d. 1847)
- Nov 19 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal)
- Nov 22 Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
- Nov 28 John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America