Famous People Born in October 1740

  • Oct 8 Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer
  • Oct 14 Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)
  • Oct 20 Belle van Zuylen, Dutch-Swiss writer (Three Women), born at Castle Zuylen near Utrecht (d. 1805)
  • Oct 26 Ernest Louis Muller, composer
  • Oct 29 James Boswell, Scottish biographer of Samuel Johnson and diarist, born in Edinburgh (d. 1795)
  • Oct 31 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)