On This Day

What Happened in October 1801

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Britain & France sign Preliminary of London

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman, born in Saint-Omer, France (d. 1888)
  • Oct 7 Adolf Muller, composer
  • Oct 12 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss politician, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1873)
  • Oct 14 Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (Plateau's Law), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1883)
  • Oct 23 Gustav Albert Lortzing, German Spieloper composer and actor (Zar und Zimmerman), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1851)
  • Oct 28 Karl Georg Lickl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
  • Oct 23 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60