On This Day

October 1659 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 English "Rump" Parliament dismisses John Lambert and other Parliamentary generals
  • Oct 13 Major general John Lambert drives out English Rump government

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary

Person of interestAbel Tasman

Oct 10 Abel Tasman, Dutch seafarer and explorer (1st European to sight Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji), dies around the age of 55

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman
  • Oct 31 John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)