On This Day

What Happened in October 1674

Historical Events

  • Oct 11 Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 15 Torsåker witch trials begin, largest witch trials in Sweden, 71 beheaded and burned
  • Oct 16 Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Fürst Wenzel Lobkowitz
  • Oct 26 Prince Willem III occupies Grave

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 15 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), dies at 83
  • Oct 22 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)