On This Day

November 1742 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 Empress Elizabeth of Russia proclaims her nephew Peter of Holstein-Gottorp (later Peter III) her heir

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Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • Nov 18 Prussia and Great Britain sign an anti-French military covenant

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, born in Tiverton, England (d. 1821)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 12 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)