On This Day

What Happened in October 1791

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 1st session of new French legislative assembly

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Sergey Aksakov, Russian novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family), born in Ufa, Russian Empire (d. 1859) [OS 09/20]
  • Oct 26 Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1875)
  • Oct 31 Ferdinand Huber, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1863)

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 1 Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 C F D Schubart, writer, dies
  • Oct 12 A L Karschin, writer, dies at 68
  • Oct 16 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, dies at 52