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November 1717 in History

Events in History


<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

Nov 28 Blackbeard attacks and captures a French merchant slave ship, which he renames as his flagship the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard

Birthdays in History


Person of interestJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

Nov 16 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert