On This Day

What Happened in November 1812

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Nov 3 Napoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma

  • Nov 17 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow
  • Nov 29 Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Abraham I van Lier, theater director (Gran Theatre-van Lier)
  • Nov 4 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian poet (Lettere a Maria), born in Verona, Austrian Empire (d. 1878)
  • Nov 9 Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame), born in Paris (d. 1884)
  • Nov 14 Maria Christina of Savoy, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1836)
  • Nov 18 Jesse J. Finley, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lebanon, Tennessee (d. 1904)
  • Nov 19 Karl Schwarz, German theologian, born in Wiek, Rügen, Germany (d. 1885)
  • Nov 28 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1887)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 11 Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)
  • Nov 15 Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57