On This Day

What Happened in October 1570

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman, born in Nagyvárad, Principality of Transylvania (d. 1637)
  • Oct 21 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
  • Oct 14 Floris van Montmorency, baron of Montigny, dies at 43
  • Oct 16 Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered
  • Oct 18 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (b. 1517)
  • Oct 20 João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)