On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1817

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, dies at 32

Person of interestTadeusz Kościuszko

Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish-Lithuanian Military Leader and statesman considered a national hero, dies at 71 after falling from a horse, developing a fever and suffering a stroke

Military Leader and Statesman Tadeusz Kościuszko
Military Leader and Statesman
Tadeusz Kościuszko

1817 Highlights

About October 15, 1817

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 203 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra