On This Day

What Happened in October 1634

Historical Events

  • Oct 11 Burchardi flood - "the second Grote Mandrenke" kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany
  • Oct 19 Beach Island in North Sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood

Historic Event

Oct 20 British King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 18 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (d. 1705)
  • Oct 23 Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden by marriage to Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1654-60) (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 31 Erasmus Widmann, German composer, dies at 62