What Happened in October 1704

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Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer
  • Oct 9 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
  • Oct 17 Willem Bentinck, orangist
  • Oct 29 John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Cornelis Dusart, painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • Oct 3 Jean-Baptiste Denys, French physician who performed the 1st human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion, dies at about 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), dies at 72

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke