On This Day

What Happened in October 1605

Historical Events

  • Oct 3 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
  • Oct 27 Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary who dethroned last Ming emperor, born in Mizhi, Shaanxi province, China (d. 1645)
  • Oct 16 Charles Coypeau Dassoucy, French poet and singer, born in Paris (d. 1677)
  • Oct 19 Thomas Browne, English philosopher and writer (Garden of Cyrus), born in London (d. 1682)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Theodore Beza, French Reformed Protestant theologian, dies at 86


Oct 27 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), dies at 63