On This Day

What Happened in October 1747

Historical Events

  • Oct 25 British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, German composer (d. 1819)
  • Oct 8 Jean-Fran├žois Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, born in Colmar, France (d. 1807)
  • Oct 11 Marian Paradeiser, Austrian composer, born in Riedenthal, Austria (d. 1775)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 David Brainerd, American missionary to the Native Americans, dies at 29
  • Oct 10 John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)