On This Day

What Happened in October 1685

Historical Events

Historic Event

Oct 18 French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants

Famous Birthdays

Charles VI

Oct 1 Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40), born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna (d. 1740)

  • Oct 26 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 12 Geeraerdt Burns, theologist/poet/historian, dies at 59
  • Oct 12 Christoph Ignaz Abele, Austrian jurist (b. 1628)
  • Oct 12 Gerard Brandt, Dutch theologist, poet and historian, dies at 59
  • Oct 30 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)