What Happened in October 1654

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Historical Events

  • Oct 12 The Delft Explosion (gunpowder) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100
  • Oct 15 Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 23 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch copurt clerk of States-General, dies at 66
  • Oct 12 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, painter, is injured in the Delft Explosion and later dies of his injuries
  • Oct 30 Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (b. 1633)
  • Oct 31 Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies