On This Day

What Happened in October 1652

Historical Events

  • Oct 13 Prince of Condé flees Paris
  • Oct 21 King Louis XIV returns to Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 13 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1682)
  • Oct 19 Louis Le Quointe, Flemish organist and composer (Bouquet de fleurs), born in Ypres, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1717)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 John Greaves, English mathematician and astronomer (attempted to survey the pyramids) (b. 1602)
  • Oct 13 Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies
  • Oct 20 Antonio Coello, Spanish writer and dramatist (b. 1611)
  • Oct 27 Henry, count of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/gov of Hulst, dies