November 1849 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
  • Nov 13 Peter Burnett elected first governor of California
  • Nov 15 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
  • Nov 16 Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor
  • Nov 21 Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin" premieres in Vienna

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties
  • Nov 22 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)
  • Nov 22 Fritz Mauthner, Austro-Hungarian novelist & critic, born in Hořice, Czech Republic (d. 1923)
  • Nov 22 Christian Rohlfs, German artist (d. 1938)
  • Nov 24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • Nov 29 Ambrose Fleming, inventor (diode)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 13 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • Nov 17 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794)