What Happened in October 1758

Historical Events

  • Oct 14 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Thomas Greatorex, composer
  • Oct 7 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer
  • Oct 11 Wilhelm Olbers, German astronomer and physician, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1840)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 16 Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1843)

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • Oct 26 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
  • Oct 14 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
  • Oct 19 Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies