On This Day

What Happened in October 1798

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
  • Oct 12 Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Lager" premieres in Weimar

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1849)
  • Oct 7 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)
  • Oct 12 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), born in Queluz Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1834)
  • Oct 28 Henri Bertini, French classical composer and pianist, born in London (d. 1876)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 21 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer, dies at 71