On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1805

Person of interestCharles Cornwallis

Oct 5 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general and colonial administrator (leading British general in the American War of Independence), dies of fever at 66

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis
  • Oct 13 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer, dies at 70

Person of interestHoratio Nelson

Oct 21 Horatio Nelson, British admiral and war hero, dies in Battle of Trafalgar at 47

  • Oct 21 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54