What Happened in November 1817

Historical Events

  • Nov 21 US soldiers attack Miccosukee Tribe village of Fowltown, Georgia, beginning what becomes known as the First Seminole War
  • Nov 25 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Peru, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • Nov 8 Théodore-Joseph Canneel, Flemish painter, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1892)
  • Nov 9 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • Nov 12 Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
  • Nov 12 Carlo Pedrotti, Italian composer, associate of Verdi, born in Verona (d. 1893)
  • Nov 12 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, German composer, born in Lüdenscheid, Westphalia (d. 1882)
  • Nov 21 Richard B. Garnett, American Confederate Brigadier General, born in Essex County, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • Nov 24 Juan de la Cruz Ignacio Moreno y Maisonave, Guatemalan-Spanish Cardinal (Archbishop of Toledo, first Cardinal born in America and of Creole parents), born in Guatemala (d. 1884)
  • Nov 25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author, born in Bristol, New York (d. 1911)

Theodor MommsenTheodor Mommsen (1817-1903)

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


Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

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