On This Day

What Happened in October 1647

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Johannes Voet, Dutch lawyer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1713)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer, dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (inventor of barometer), dies at 39