November 15 in history

November 15 events chronologically

565 Justin II succeeds his uncle Justinian I as emperor of the Byzantine Empire
655 Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria
1315 Battle of Morgarten: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I
1532 Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire
1705 Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians)
1777 American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation

Top 7 most famous people born on November 15

1738 William Herschel a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. Born in the Electorate of Hanover, Herschel followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, before migrating to Great Britain at the age of nineteen
1862 Gerhart Hauptmann a German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912
1886 René Guénon a French author and intellectual who remains an influential figure in the domain of metaphysics, having written on topics ranging from metaphysics, "sacred science" and traditional studies to symbolism and initiation.
1891 Erwin Rommel a German field marshal of World War He earned the respect of both his own troops and his enemies.
1907 Claus von Stauffenberg a German army officer and aristocrat who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power. Along with Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht. For his involvement in the movement he was executed by firing squad shortly after the failed attempt known as Operation Valkyrie
1931 Mwai Kibaki a Kenyan politician. He was the third President of Kenya, serving from December 2002 to April 2013
1942 Daniel Barenboim an Argentine pianist and conductor. He has served as music director of several major symphonic and operatic orchestras and made numerous recordings

Top 7 most famous people died on November 15

565 Justinian I a Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire
1280 Albertus Magnus O.P. also known as Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, is a Catholic saint. He was a German Dominican friar and a Catholic bishop. He was known during his lifetime as doctor universalis and doctor expertus and, late in his life, the term magnus was appended to his name. Scholars such as James Weisheipl and Joachim Söder have referred to him as the greatest German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages. The Catholic Church honours him as a Doctor of the Church, one of only 35 so honoured
1630 Johannes Kepler a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. These works also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation
1908 Empress Dowager Cixi a powerful and charismatic woman who effectively controlled the Chinese government for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908.
1916 Henryk Sienkiewicz a Polish journalist, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and philanthropist. He is best remembered for his historical novels
1917 Émile Durkheim a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. He formally established the academic discipline and, with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of sociology
1978 Margaret Mead an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured author and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College in New York City, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University