What Happened in October 1795

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 France annexes Southern Netherlands
  • Oct 1 Belgium is conquered by France.
  • Oct 2 Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
  • Oct 16 M von B√∂hms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
  • Oct 24 3rd Partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
  • Oct 26 The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created
  • Oct 27 Pinckney's Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873)
  • Oct 15 Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61)
  • Oct 16 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
  • Oct 26 Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer
  • Oct 28 Leonardus A Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship (1848 . .53)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 John Keats, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London, England (d. 1821)

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 4 "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet Samuel Coleridge (22) marries Sarah Fricker

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (22) weds Sara Fricker in Bristol, England

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Robert Bakewell, English cattle breeder, dies at about 70
  • Oct 3 Tula, leader Curacaose slave uprising, executed
  • Oct 8 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman (b. 1725)
  • Oct 10 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (b. 1714)
  • Oct 13 William Prescott, American Revolutionary soldier, dies