On This Day

What Happened in October 1660

Historical Events

  • Oct 13 Absolute monarchy instituted by decree in Denmark by King Frederik III
  • Oct 15 Asser Levy granted butcher's license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam


Oct 17 Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 20 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
  • Oct 21 Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Paul Scarron, French writer (Virgile Travesti), dies at 50
  • Oct 14 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72
  • Oct 14 Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)
  • Oct 17 Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601)