On This Day

What Happened in October 1651

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 English parliament passes Navigation Act

Historic Event

Oct 17 Future King Charles II flees from England

  • Oct 27 English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • Oct 7 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, dies at 92
  • Oct 8 Isaac Elsevier, Dutch book publisher (House of Elzevir), dies at 55
  • Oct 10 Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen], apostole, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Jacob Praetorius, German Baroque organist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 65
  • Oct 27 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, dies at 65