On This Day

What Happened in October 1667

Historical Events

  • Oct 18 English fleet plunders Suriname plantations
  • Oct 26 Arung Palakka's Bugis forces occupy Makassar, southern Sulawesi

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 28 Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain, born in Benrath Palace, Düsseldorf, Electoral Palatinate (d. 1740)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 18 Fasilides, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Oct 24 Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried
  • Oct 24 Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer, the crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him, dies at 87
  • Oct 30 Johann Jakob Wolleb, a Swiss organist, theologian and composer, dies in the plague at 54