On This Day

What Happened in October 1641

Historical Events

  • Oct 15 Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
  • Oct 23 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France, born in Lussac-les-Châteaux, France (d. 1707)
  • Oct 14 Joachim Tielke, German violin maker, born in Königsberg (d. 1719)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • Oct 31 Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41