On This Day

What Happened in October 1644

Historical Events

  • Oct 23 Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 27 Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • Oct 2 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (Quatre dialogues sur l'immortalité de l'âme), born in Paris (d. 1724)

Person of interestWilliam Penn

Oct 14 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London, England (d. 1718)

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Elisabeth of France, Queen consort of Philip IV of Spain (1621-44), dies at 41