On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1779

Person of interestCasimir Pulaski

Oct 11 Casimir Pulaski, Polish Military Leader (called the father of American cavalry), dies of battle wounds at 34 (alternative date 15 March)

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski
  • Oct 28 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, dies at 66