On This Day

What Happened in October 1705

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
  • Oct 15 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 23 Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1757)
  • Oct 31 Pope Clement XIV [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1774)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 11 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
  • Oct 17 Anne "Ninon" de l'Enclos, French patron of the arts, courtesan and writer, dies at 84