On This Day

What Happened in October 1771

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, born in Passy, Paris (d. 1842)
  • Oct 9 Frederik Willem, Duke of Brunswick (1813-15), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Oct 23 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general under Napoleon, born in Bussy-le-Grand, France (d. 1813)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 FrantiĊĦek "Franz" Xaver Brixi, Czech classical composer and kapellmeister, dies at 39
  • Oct 18 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, music director, and priest, dies at 62
  • Oct 27 Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer, dies