On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1704

  • Oct 2 František Tůma, Czech composer, born in Kostelec nad Orlicí, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • Oct 9 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1777)
  • Oct 17 Willem Bentinck, orangist
  • Oct 29 John Byng, English admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca, born in Southill, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1757)