On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1784

  • Nov 15 Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia (1807-13), born in Ajaccio, Corsica (d. 1860)

Person of interestZachary Taylor

Nov 24 Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50) and major general in the Mexican–American War, born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)

12th US President and General Zachary Taylor
12th US President and General
Zachary Taylor
  • Nov 24 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1817)