On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1636

  • Nov 1 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic, born in Paris (d. 1711)
  • Nov 2 Edward Colston, English merchant, philanthropist and slave trader, born in Bristol, England (d. 1721)
  • Nov 11 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, born in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China (d. 1704)