On This Day

October 1763 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 24 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Florentin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1839)
  • Oct 27 William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1840)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 5 August III, king of Poland, dies at 66
  • Oct 17 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • Oct 22 French van Mieris "the Young", painter/historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Heinrich von Brühl, German statesman, dies at 63