What Happened in October 1632

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Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses
  • Oct 5 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 20 Christopher Wren, English astronomer and architect (St. Paul's Cathedral), born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire (d. 1723)

Architect Christopher Wren
Architect
Christopher Wren
  • Oct 24 Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)
  • Oct 24 Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch tradesman and scientist known as "the Father of Microbiology", born in Delft, Dutch Republic (d. 1723)
  • Oct 30 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Procuress, Astronomer), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1675)

Painter Jan Vermeer
Painter
Jan Vermeer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Kutsuki Mototsuna, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1549)
  • Oct 30 Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded