What Happened in November 1814

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nov 7 1st sitting of States-general in Hague
  • Nov 28 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer - makes newspapers available to a mass audience

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 6 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician and inventor (saxophone), born in Dinant, Belgium (d. 1894)
  • Nov 8 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
  • Nov 13 Joseph Hooker, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1879)
  • Nov 14 Michael Kelly Lawler, Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1882)
  • Nov 15 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Franklin County, Indiana (d. 1862)
  • Nov 17 Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • Nov 22 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)
  • Nov 25 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • Nov 18 William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)
  • Nov 23 Elbridge Gerry, American statesman who invented gerrymandering and 5th Vice President of the United States, dies at 70