What Happened in October 1712

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy
  • Oct 4 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • Oct 8 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter
  • Oct 12 William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1801)

Person of interestGeorge Grenville

Oct 14 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act (1st international tax to the colonies in America), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1770)

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • Oct 18 Jeremias van Riemsdijk, gov-general of Dutch Indies (1775-77)
  • Oct 21 Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)
  • Oct 30 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter