What Happened in October 1561

Historical Events

  • Oct 18 Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflict

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 24 Anthony Babington, English page and conspirator to Mary, Queen of Scots convicted of plotting the assassination of Elizabeth I, born in Dethick, England (d. 1586)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 21 Johannes Vasaeus, Flemish humanist/historian, dies at about 49
  • Oct 27 Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)