November 1820 in history

November 1820 events chronologically

Nov 17 Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)
Nov 20 An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story.)

Born in November 1820

Nov 3 Anton Josef Gruscha a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and was Archbishop of Vienna.
Nov 5 Ernest August Hellmuth von Kiesenwetter a German entomologist who specialised in beetles, or Coleoptera.
Nov 23 Isaac Todhunter best known today for the books he wrote on mathematics and its history.
Nov 25 Mikhail Dostoyevsky a Russian short story writer, publisher, literary critic and the elder brother of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The two of them were only a year apart in age and spent their childhood together. Mikhail was regarded by his family as an underachiever, particularly after his younger brother's achievements outshone his own
Nov 26 Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel the only son of Wilhelm I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel-Rumpenheim and Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark.
Nov 27 Thomas Baines an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia.
Nov 28 Friedrich Engels a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in Manchester

Died in November 1820

Nov 16 Jean-Lambert Tallien a French political figure of the revolutionary period.