On This Day

What Happened in October 1638

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 18 Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet
  • Oct 31 Meindert Hobbema, Dutch landscape painter, baptised in Amsterdam (d. 1709)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 17 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63