Birthdays in History in October 1797

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born in Florence (d. 1870)
  • Oct 4 Jeremias Gotthelf [Albert Bitzius], Swiss writer (The Black Spider), born in Murten, Switzerland (d. 1854)
  • Oct 13 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant and poet, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 16 James Brudenell, British Earl Of Cardigan (led the Charge of the Light Brigade), born in Hambleden, England (d. 1868)
  • Oct 23 John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)