What Happened in November 1817

Historical Events

  • Nov 20 First Seminole War begins in Florida
  • Nov 25 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
  • Nov 27 US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 Claudius Wistar Sears, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • Nov 8 Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter
  • Nov 9 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • Nov 12 Carlo Pedrotti, composer
  • Nov 12 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, born in Lüdenscheid, Westphalia (d. 1882)
  • Nov 12 Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
  • Nov 21 Richard B. Garnett, Confederate Brigadier General, born in Essex County, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • Nov 24 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
  • Nov 25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author, born in Bristol, New York (d. 1911)

Person of interestTheodor Mommsen

Nov 30 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)

Historian Theodor Mommsen
Historian
Theodor Mommsen

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary (b. 1795)