On This Day

What Happened in October 1637

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Breda

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 20 Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1630-37), dies at 50
  • Oct 14 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet, dies at 86
  • Oct 21 Laurens Reael, Dutch vice-governor of Ambon, poet, and admiral, dies at 54
  • Oct 28 Foppe van Aitzema, diplomat, dies at about 57