On This Day

What Happened in October 1600

Historical Events

  • Oct 8 San Marino adopts constitution
  • Oct 16 Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
  • Oct 20 Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk, born in Delft, South Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1666)

Famous Weddings

Henry IV of France

Oct 5 Marriage by proxy of Marie de' Medici and Henry IV of France

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Luis Molina, Spanish Jesuit priest (De liberi arbitrii cum gratiae donis), dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Toda Katsushige, Japanese warlord (b. 1557)