On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1809

  • Oct 4 Prince Albert of Prussia, Prussian colonel general, born in Königsberg (d. 1872)
  • Oct 4 Robert Cumming Schenck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • Oct 11 Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist and lecturer, born in Cohocton, New York (d. 1887)
  • Oct 22 Volney E. Howard, American politician, born in Oxford County, Maine (d. 1889)
  • Oct 27 Peter Donders, Dutch Roman Catholic missionary to Suriname, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1887)