Birthdays in History in October 1712

  • Oct 5 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter
  • Oct 12 William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)

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Oct 14 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act to the colonies in America, born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1770)

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • Oct 18 Jeremias van Riemsdijk, gov-general of Dutch Indies (1775-77)
  • Oct 21 Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)
  • Oct 30 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter