On This Day

What Happened in October 1649

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

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

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