On This Day

What Happened in October 1581

Historical Events

  • Oct 15 Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine" is staged in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 9 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (d. 1638)
  • Oct 21 Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (d. 1641)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 23 Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer, dies at 52