On This Day

What Happened in October 1611

Historical Events

  • Oct 30 Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 11 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1671)
  • Oct 18 Valentin Strobel, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Charles, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader, dies at 57
  • Oct 30 Charles IX [Carl], King of Sweden (1604-11), dies at 61