On This Day

What Happened in October 1709

Historical Events

  • Oct 29 England & Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 25 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • Oct 25 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch merchant and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1773)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)