What Happened in October 1640

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer and poet, dies at 66
  • Oct 20 John Ball, English Puritan clergyman and author (A Short Catechisme, containing all the Principal Grounds of Religion), dies at about 55
  • Oct 26 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor and architect (Aanbidding of the Point), dies at 63