On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1805

Charles 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

  • Oct 13 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, German composer (Thomaskantor in Leipzig), dies at 70

Horatio 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