On This Day

What Happened in October 1621

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin
  • Oct 25 Governor Bradford head of the colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1688)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Antoine de Montchrétien, French dramatist and economist, killed as part Huguenots rebellion
  • Oct 16 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59