On This Day

What Happened in October 1556

Historical Events

  • Oct 17 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 26 Ahmad Baba, Islamic jurist and writer (biographical dictionary of the Mālikī), born in Arawān, near Timbuktu, Songhai Empire (d. 1627)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 31 John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50