On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1806

  • Oct 17 Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies
  • Oct 23 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 25 Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army), dies at 56
  • Oct 26 John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
  • Oct 28 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  • Oct 31 Sophie Mereau, German writer, dies at 36