What Happened in October 1772

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Oct 30 Captain James Cook arrives with ship HMS Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Fran├žois-Louis Perne, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1832)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Oct 21 English romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon, England

  • Oct 25 Corneille Vander Planken, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1849)
Born in 1772

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist, dies of smallpox at 51
  • Oct 8 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, French composer and violinist, dies at 60