On This Day

November 1793 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 3 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined

  • Nov 10 France ends forced worship of God
  • Nov 12 The 1st Mayor of Paris and astronomer Jean Sylvain Bailly, is guillotined during the Reign of Terror

Birthdays in History

Stephen F. Austin

Nov 3 Stephen F. Austin, Founded and helped colonize the US state of Texas, born in Austinville, Virginia (d. 1836)

  • Nov 10 Jared Kirtland, American physician, naturalist and reformed penitentiaries, born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1877)
  • Nov 15 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), born in Épernon, France (d. 1880)
  • Nov 16 Francis Danby, Irish painter, born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1861)

Deaths in History

ExecutionOlympe de Gouges

Nov 3 Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), executed by guillotine at 45

  • Nov 6 Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Madame Roland [Marie-Jeanne Phlippon], French revolutionary (member of the Girondist faction), executed by guillotine at 39
  • Nov 12 Jean-Sylvain Bailly, French Statesman, astronomer (computed orbit for Halley’s Comet (1759), and author, guillotined during the Reign of Terror at 57
  • Nov 24 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)