October 1712 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy
  • Oct 4 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • Oct 8 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter
  • Oct 12 William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)
  • Oct 14 George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)
  • 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