On This Day

What Happened in October 1612

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 28 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 25 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose "the Great Montrose", Scottish general and poet, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1650)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar and theologist, dies at 70
  • Oct 7 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd), dies at 73