On This Day

October 1680 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 19 John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
  • Oct 8 Elisabeth, Princess of Bohemia and abbess of Herford who corresponded with Descartes, dies at 61
  • Oct 13 Daniel Elsevier, Dutch book publisher, dies at 54
  • Oct 16 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)
  • Oct 30 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)