On This Day

What Happened in October 1721

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 19 Joseph de Guignes, French orientalist (d. 1800)
  • Oct 25 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Benott Audran, artist/engraver, dies
  • Oct 4 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet and playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36
  • Oct 11 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist, dies at 84