On This Day

What Happened in October 1620

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1683)
  • Oct 20 Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)
  • Oct 30 Michael de Ronghe, composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1696)
  • Oct 31 John Evelyn, English writer and diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin), born in Wotten, England (d. 1706)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish military leader (b. 1547)