November events in history

November 27, 25 Luoyang is declared capital of the Eastern Han dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han
November 27, 176 Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of "Imperator" and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions
November 21, 235 Pope Anterus succeeds Pontian as the nineteenth pope. During the persecutions of emperor Maximinus Thrax he is martyred
November 20, 284 Diocletian is chosen as Roman emperor
November 11, 308 At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus of the West, in an attempt to restore order to the Roman Empire
November 18, 326 The old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated
November 7, 335 Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople
November 6, 355 Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls
November 3, 361 Emperor Constantius II dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia, on his deathbed he is baptised and declares his cousin Julian rightful successor
November 1, 365 The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities
November 24, 380 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople
November 27, 395 Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas
November 18, 401 The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy
November 19, 461 Libius Severus is declared emperor of the Western Roman Empire. The real power is in the hands of the magister militum Ricimer
November 17, 474 Emperor Leo II dies after a reign of ten months. He is succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire
November 22, 498 After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore
November 27, 511 King Clovis I dies at Paris ("Lutetia") and is buried in the Abbey of St Genevieve. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons, Theuderic I, Chlodomer, Childebert I and Chlothar I, who divide the Frankish Kingdom and rule from the capitals at Metz, Orléans, Paris and Soissons
November 29, 561 King Chlothar I dies at Compiègne. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons — Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I — who divide the Frankish Kingdom
November 15, 565 Justin II succeeds his uncle Justinian I as emperor of the Byzantine Empire
November 28, 587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy recognizes Childebert II as his heir
November 27, 602 Emperor Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being beheaded himself; their bodies are thrown into the sea and their heads are exhibited in Constantinople
November 2, 619 A qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate is assassinated in a Chinese palace by Eastern Turkic rivals after the approval of Tang emperor Gaozu
November 19, 636 The Rashidun Caliphate defeated the Sasanian Empire at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah in Iraq
November 3, 644 Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is assassinated by a Persian slave in Medina
November 15, 655 Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria
November 7, 680 The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople
November 9, 694 At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery
November 20, 762 During the An Shi Rebellion, the Tang dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptures Luoyang from the rebels
November 26, 783 The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus
November 17, 794 Japanese Emperor Kanmu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto
November 29, 800 Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III
November 22, 845 The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon
November 28, 936 Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Emperor Fei of Later Tang
November 8, 960 Battle of Andrassos: Byzantines under Leo Phokas the Younger score a crushing victory over the Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla
November 1, 996 Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German)
November 13, 1002 English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre
November 21, 1009 Lý Công Uẩn is enthroned as emperor of Đại Cồ Việt, founding the Lý dynasty
November 12, 1028 Future Byzantine empress Zoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanos III Argyros
November 25, 1034 Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots, dies. Donnchad, the son of his daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne
November 19, 1095 The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins
November 27, 1095 Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont
November 11, 1100 Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland
November 18, 1105 Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV
November 25, 1120 The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England
November 5, 1138 Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign
November 1, 1141 Empress Matilda's reign as 'Lady of the English' ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of King of England
November 13, 1160 Louis VII of France marries Adela of Champagne
November 26, 1161 Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
November 23, 1174 Saladin enters Damascus, and adds it to his domain
November 25, 1177 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Châtillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard