On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1883

  • Nov 5 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
  • Nov 19 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer and inventor (laid undersea cables), dies at 60
  • Nov 25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76

Person of interestSojourner Truth

Nov 26 Sojourner Truth, African-American abolitionist and feminist, dies at 86

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth