On This Day

What Happened in October 1711

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor

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)