On This Day

What Happened in October 1729

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 16 (Pieter) Pierre van Maldere, Flemish violinist and composer, born in Brussels, Southern Low Countries (now Belgium), (d. 1768)
  • Oct 17 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
  • Oct 22 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (naturalist on James Cook's second Pacific voyage), born in Dirschau (Tczew), Royal Prussia, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1798)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60
  • Oct 9 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)