On This Day

October 1686 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 15 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1758)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Adriaen Paets, Rotterdam regent and diplomat, dies at about 55
  • Oct 26 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician, dies at 63