On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1779

  • Nov 4 Jan Willem Pieneman, Dutch historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), born in Abcoude, Dutch Republic (d. 1853)
  • Nov 5 Washington Allston, American painter (pioneer of America's Romantic movement of landscape painting) and author, born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1843)
  • Nov 14 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • Nov 27 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and statesman, born in Paris (d. 1865)