On This Day

What Happened in October 1763

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 12 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • Oct 24 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Florentin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1839)
  • Oct 27 William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1840)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 August III, king of Poland, dies at 66
  • Oct 17 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • Oct 22 French van Mieris "the Young", painter/historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Heinrich von Brühl, German statesman, dies at 63