On This Day

What Happened in October 1617

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Peace of Pavia between Spain and Savoye
  • Oct 31 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of Dutch East Indies

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Isaac Oliver, miniature painter, dies
  • Oct 10 Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician and writer, dies at 64
  • Oct 11 Franchois Vranck, economist/writer (Deduction), dies at about 62
  • Oct 27 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)