Famous People Born in October 1788

  • Oct 11 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, born in Frymburk, Bohemia (d. 1867)
  • Oct 20 Philip Knapton, English composer and organist (Caller Herrin), born in York, England (d. 1833)
  • Oct 24 Sarah Josepha Hale, American writer (Mary Had a Little Lamb), editor, activist, and founder of the Seaman's Aid Society of Boston, born in Newport, New Hampshire (d. 1879)