On This Day

What Happened in October 1725

Historical Events

  • Oct 4 Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 12 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist, born in Paris (d. 1810)

John Wilkes

Oct 17 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, born in London (d. 1797)

  • Oct 21 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (d. 1801)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
  • Oct 11 Hans Herr, Swiss Mennonite bishop, dies at 86
  • Oct 22 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), dies at 65
  • Oct 27 Jacob Hop, politician/diplomat, dies at 71