On This Day

What Happened in October 1644

Historical Events

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

Victory in Battle

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

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)

William Penn

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


Famous Deaths

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