What Happened in October 1831

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion
  • Oct 17 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Claudius Charles Wilson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Oct 6 Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1916)
  • Oct 8 Michal Jelski, composer
  • Oct 15 Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, author (Ramona)
  • Oct 18 Frederik III NK of Hohenzollern, German Kaiser/king of Prussia
  • Oct 31 Daniel Butterfield, American Major General (Union Army), assistant US Treasurer, born in Utica, New York (d. 1901)
  • Oct 31 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, born in Monza, Italy (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
  • Oct 14 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)