On This Day

What Happened in October 1606

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 14 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), born in Amsterdam (d. 1678)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)
  • Oct 8 John VI the Elder, Count of Nassau, father of 24, dies at 69