On This Day

What Happened in October 1706

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1772)
  • Oct 18 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  • Oct 26 Andreas Werkmeister, German organist and composer, dies at 60