Famous Deaths in October 1708

  • Oct 1 John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59
  • Oct 7 Guru Gobind Singh, tenth Sikh Guru (b. 1666)
  • Oct 10 David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)
  • Oct 11 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651)
  • Oct 13 Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • Oct 22 Herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72
  • Oct 24 Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician
  • Oct 28 Prince George of Denmark, Consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653)