On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1659

  • Oct 8 Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary to New France, dies in Quebec City

Abel Tasman

Oct 10 Abel Tasman, Dutch seafarer and explorer (1st European to sight Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji), dies around the age of 55

  • Oct 31 John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)