On This Day

November 1678 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 5 Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden
  • Nov 30 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 26 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist, born in Béziers, France (d. 1771)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
  • Nov 7 Erasmus Quellinus II, Flemish painter and etcher, dies at 70
  • Nov 20 Karel Dujardin, Dutch painter and etcher (Learned Dog), dies at about 56
  • Nov 30 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67