On This Day

What Happened in November 1807

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 11 Washington Irving's Salmagundi periodical published - first to associate the name "Gotham" with New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Portuguese Royal Family and its court of nearly 15,000 people leave Lisbon for their colony of Brazil to escape invading Napoleonic troops

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 16 François George-Hainl, French cellist and composer, born in Issoire, France (d. 1873)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  • Nov 5 Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss Neoclassical painter, dies at 66
  • Nov 23 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, dies at 60

Person of interestJoseph Brant

Nov 24 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • Nov 26 Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800), dies at 62