On This Day

What Happened in October 1669

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 19 Wirich Philipp von Daun, Austrian nobleman and field marshal, Viceroy of Naples, Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands, born in Vienna, Habsburg Empire (d. 1741)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, dies at 46
  • Oct 18 Abraham Willaerts, Dutch painter (A Spanish three-decker at anchor off Naples), dies
  • Oct 24 William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)