What Happened in October 1644

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Historical Events

  • Oct 23 Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 27 Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist/composer
  • Oct 1 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • Oct 2 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London, England (d. 1718)

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Elisabeth (In Spanish Isabel) of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)