What Happened in October 1759

Historical Events

  • Oct 31 Earthquake in Safed, Palestine kills hundred

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)
  • Oct 12 Frantisek Vaclav Tomes, composer
  • Oct 13 Ecco Epkema, Dutch linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian)
  • Oct 20 Chauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (d. 1815)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 25 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1834)

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
  • Oct 25 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)
  • Oct 26 Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)
  • Oct 13 John Henley, English minister (b. 1692)