On This Day

What Happened in October 1684

Historical Events

  • Oct 23 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Johann Jacob de Neufville, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1712)
  • Oct 10 Jean-Antoine Watteau, French Rococo painter (fêtes galantes), born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1721)
  • Oct 19 Johann Christoph Frauenholtz, Alsatian composer, baptized in Ahorn, Electorate of Bavaria (d. 1754)
  • Oct 26 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal, born in Löwitz, Pomerania (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Pierre Corneille, French poet and dramatist (El Cid, Polyeucte), dies at 42