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October 1721 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 19 Joseph de Guignes, French orientalist (d. 1800)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Benott Audran, artist/engraver, dies
  • Oct 4 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet and playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36
  • Oct 11 Edward Colston, English merchant, philanthropist and slave trader, dies at 84