On This Day

What Happened in October 1540

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Venice and Turkey signs peace
  • Oct 11 Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1617)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies