What Happened in October 1815

Historical Events

  • Oct 8 Joachim Murat's forces land at Pizzo, Italy
  • Oct 12 Ex-king Joachim Murat of Naples sentenced to death

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Oct 15 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Oct 31 Cornishman Sir Humphrey Davy patents miner's safety lamp

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 11 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people
  • Oct 12 William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1873)
  • Oct 13 Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist
  • Oct 16 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
  • Oct 17 Emanuel Geibel, writer
  • Oct 23 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
  • Oct 24 John Edwards, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Oct 25 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer
  • Oct 25 Philipp Fahrbach, composer
  • Oct 29 Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
  • Oct 29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
  • Oct 31 Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15), executed
  • Oct 31 Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44