On This Day

What Happened in October 1618

Historical Events


BattleExecution

Oct 29 English adventurer, writer and courtier Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against King James I of England

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer

Famous Deaths


BattleWalter Raleigh

Oct 29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, historian and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh