On This Day

What Happened in October 1574

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
  • Oct 3 The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
  • Oct 28 Prince Willem of Orange installs university

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 21 Nicolò Rubini, Italian composer and cornettist, born in Crevalcore (d. 1625)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (Christ), dies at 76