October 1847 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

1stHistoric Invention

Oct 1 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane Eyre" published

  • Oct 20 12 year old English boy William Nelman poisons his grandpa with arsenic, would become famous court case

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Annie Besant, [Wood], England, philosopher (Esoteric christianity)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 2 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia (d. 1934)

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Oct 6 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 1921)
  • Oct 9 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • Oct 9 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)
  • Oct 22 Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician
  • Oct 31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Rose Scott, Social Reformer
  • Oct 22 Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa