On This Day

October 1685 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Birthdays in History


Person of interestCharles VI

Oct 1 Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40), born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna (d. 1740)

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 Geeraerdt Burns, theologist/poet/historian, dies at 59
  • Oct 12 Christoph Ignaz Abele, Austrian jurist (b. 1628)
  • Oct 12 Gerard Brandt, Dutch theologist, poet and historian, dies at 59
  • Oct 30 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)