On This Day

What Happened in October 1686

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 12 Silvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist, born in Grodków, Poland (d. 1750)
  • Oct 15 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1758)
  • Oct 22 Georg Balthasar Schott, German composer, born in Schönau, near Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1736)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Adriaen Paets, Rotterdam regent and diplomat, dies at about 55
  • Oct 26 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician, dies at 63