On This Day

What Happened in October 1715

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist, born in Pertuis, France (d. 1789)
  • Oct 8 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, born in Dijon, France (d. 1774)
  • Oct 23 Peter II Alexeyevich, Tsar of Russia (1727-30), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1730)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Nicolas Malebranche, French rationalist philosopher, dies at 77
  • Oct 15 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician, dies at 40