On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1618

Historical Events

BattleExecution

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 Deaths

BattleWalter Raleigh

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

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
1618 Highlights

About October 29, 1618

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 402 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio