On This Day

Historical Events in November 1642

  • Nov 2 Second Battle of Breitenfeld, aka First Battle of Leipzig; victory for the Swedish army under Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson over Holy Roman Empire army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria

Battle of Interest

Nov 13 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament

Historic Discovery

Nov 24 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)