On This Day

What Happened in October 1649

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 John Wallis, newly appointed Savilian Professorof Geometry at Oxford University, gives his Inaugural lecture

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 7 Philip IV, King of Spain (44) marries his niece Mariana of Austria (14) in Navalcarnero, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman, dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter, buried at 28
  • Oct 24 Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89