What Happened in October 1808

Historical Events

  • Oct 17 Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
  • Oct 31 Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer
  • Oct 5 Thomas Algeo Rowley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • Oct 5 Winand C H Staring, geologist (Geology of Netherlands)
  • Oct 6 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1863)
  • Oct 12 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1886)
  • Oct 13 Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1868)
  • Oct 20 Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
  • Oct 24 Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer
  • Oct 24 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1879)