On This Day

What Happened in November 1815

Historical Events


AgreementTreaty of Interest

Nov 20 Second Treaty of Paris: France and her allies agree France will pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending the Napoleonic Wars

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nov 20 Russia, Prussia, Austria and England sign an Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" on the same day as the Treaty of Paris
  • Nov 27 City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
  • Nov 27 Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Crawford Williamson Long, American surgeon and pioneer (use of ether as an anesthetic in surgery), born in Danielsville, Georgia (d. 1878)
  • Nov 1 Douglas H. Cooper, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Amite County, Mississippi (d. 1879)
  • Nov 2 George Boole, English mathematician (Boolean algebra), born in Lincoln, England (d. 1864)
  • Nov 3 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • Nov 3 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), born in Camnish, County Londonderry (d. 1875)

Person of interestElizabeth Cady Stanton

Nov 12 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist, born in Johnstown, New York (d. 1902)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Nov 15 John Banvard, American artist who painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1892)
  • Nov 23 William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), (d. 1882)
  • Nov 24 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Nov 24 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
  • Nov 29 Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, American politician, commander of US Army of the Gulf, Major General (Union Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1882)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 15 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 25 Johann Peter Saloman, German composer and violinist, dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70