On This Day

What Happened in October 1711

Historical Events


CrownRoyal Coronation

Oct 12 Charles VI is crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Frankfurt

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 15 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia (1737-41), born in Château de Lunéville, Lorraine (d. 1741)
  • Oct 17 Jupiter Hammon, Lloyd Harbor NY, slave and poet, 1st African American to publish poetry
  • Oct 20 Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d. 1795)
  • Oct 31 Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 Tewoflos, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1708)