On This Day

October 1626 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (1658-59), born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1712)
  • Oct 17 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish diplomat, dies at 58
  • Oct 30 Willebrord Snellius (also Snell and Snel van Royen), Dutch astronomer/mathematician, dies at about 46