On This Day

What Happened in October 1562

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer, born in Lomborg, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1647)
  • Oct 19 George Abbott, English theologist and the Archbishop of Canterbury (1611-1633), born in Guildford, Surrey, England (d. 1633)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 Gabriel Fallopius [Fallopio], Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms (Observationes anatomicae), dies at 39