On This Day

What Happened in October 1655

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
  • Oct 15 Jews of Lublin are massacred

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63