On This Day

November 1680 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 14 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Gillis Valckenier, mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • Nov 27 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit priest and inventor (magic lantern), dies at 79

Person of interestGian Lorenzo Bernini

Nov 28 Gian Lorenzo [Giovanni] Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor, painter and architect (St. Peter's Baldachin), dies at 81

Baroque Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Gian Lorenzo Bernini