On This Day

What Happened in October 1626

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (1658-59), born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1712)
  • Oct 9 John Ferrabosco, composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1682)
  • Oct 17 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish diplomat, dies at 58
  • Oct 30 Willebrord Snellius (also Snell and Snel van Royen), Dutch astronomer/mathematician, dies at about 46