On This Day

What Happened in October 1607

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • Oct 24 John Lievens, Dutch painter, etcher and wood carver, born in Leiden, Dutch Republic (d. 1674)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 26 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer and hymnodist, dies at 52