On This Day

October 1641 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 15 Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
  • Oct 23 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France, born in Lussac-les-Châteaux, France (d. 1707)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 6 Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • Oct 31 Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41