On This Day

What Happened in October 1491

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 23 Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish-Basque nobleman, priest, and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) religious order, born in Azpeitia, Spain (d. 1556)
  • Oct 26 Zhengde, 10th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1521)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Fritz Herlen, German artist