On This Day

What Happened in October 1680

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 19 John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)
  • Oct 21 Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
  • Oct 8 Elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61
  • Oct 13 Daniel Elsevier, Dutch book publisher, dies at 54
  • Oct 13 Francois Roberday, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 16 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)
  • Oct 30 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)