On This Day

November 1632 in History

Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Nov 16 Battle of Lützen: Significant battle of Thirty Years' War - Swedish and Saxon forces defeat the Holy Roman Empire, at cost of the death of Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 23 Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
  • Nov 24 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), dies at battle of Lützen at 37
  • Nov 17 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, dies at 38
  • Nov 27 John Eliot, English parliament leader, dies at 40
  • Nov 29 Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia, dies at 36