On This Day

What Happened in October 1585

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Anna of Tyrol, Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia (1611-18), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1618)
  • Oct 8 Heinrich Schutz, German composer, born in K√∂stritz, Germany (d. 1672)
  • Oct 28 Cornelius Jansen, French Roman Catholic reform leader (Jansenism), born in Acquoy, County of Holland, Dutch Republic (d. 1638)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter and sculptor, dies at 57