On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1817

  • Oct 2 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, born in Lidköping, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • Oct 5 Eduard Franck, German composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Oct 7 Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Oct 10 C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist (Buys Ballot's law), born in Kloetinge, Netherlands (d. 1890)
  • Oct 17 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • Oct 17 Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)
  • Oct 23 Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (d. 1875)
  • Oct 24 Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, French chemist and inventor of margarine, born in Draguignan, France (d. 1880)
  • Oct 27 Anton de Kontski [Antoni Kątski], Polish-American pianist and composer (Awakening Of The Lion), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • Oct 30 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry), born in Hanau, Hesse-Kassel, Germany (d. 1892)