What Happened in October 1674

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Historical Events

  • Oct 11 Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 15 Torsåker witch trials begin, largest witch trials in Sweden, 71 beheaded and burned
  • Oct 16 Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz
  • Oct 26 Prince Willem III occupies Grave

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 15 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), born in London
  • Oct 22 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
  • Oct 27 Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)