On This Day

November 1656 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]

Birthdays in History

Edmond Halley

Nov 8 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), born in Haggerston, Middlesex (d. 1742) [OS 29 Oct]

  • Nov 9 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), born in Luxembourg (d. 1727)

Weddings in History

John Milton

Nov 12 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Johan IV, Duke of Braganca, King of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • Nov 6 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)