What Happened in October 1805

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Historical Events

  • Oct 14 Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 21 Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Oct 23 Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 23 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • Oct 23 John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)
  • Oct 28 John Thomson, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British General during US War of Independence, dies at 66
  • Oct 13 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 21 Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Oct 21 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54