On This Day

October 1661 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 11 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, born in Chateau de la Ronte, Haute-Loire, France (d. 1741)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy, dies at 36
  • Oct 6 Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru
  • Oct 26 Johann B Schup [Schuppius], German poet, historian and vicar, dies
  • Oct 28 Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter known for his still lifes of fish and game pieces, dies at 74
  • Oct 31 Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies