On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1739

  • Oct 24 Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, German princess and composer (patron of Classical Weimar court), born in Wolfenbüttel (d. 1807)
  • Oct 27 Franz Ignaz Kaa, German composer, born in Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1818)
  • Oct 30 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, born in Chizhovo near Smolensk (d. 1791)