On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1785

  • Oct 8 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, born in Fjällåkra, Sweden (d. 1871)

Person of interestJosé Miguel Carrera

Oct 15 José Miguel Carrera, 1st President of Chile (1811-14), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1821)

General and President of Chile José Miguel Carrera
General and President of Chile
José Miguel Carrera
  • Oct 18 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • Oct 20 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
  • Oct 31 George F Kersting, German painter, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1847)