What Happened in October 1763

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 12 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • Oct 24 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
  • Oct 27 William Maclure, Ayr, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 August III, king of Poland, dies at 66
  • Oct 17 Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • Oct 22 French van Mieris "the Young", painter/historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (b. 1700)