October 1815 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 8 Joachim Murat's French forces land at Pizzo, Italy
  • Oct 12 Ex-king Joachim Murat of Naples sentenced to death

Historic Event

Oct 15 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile

  • Oct 31 Cornishman Sir Humphry Davy patents miner's safety lamp

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 11 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1881)
  • Oct 12 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), born in Camden County, Georgia (d. 1873)
  • Oct 13 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1882)
  • Oct 16 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
  • Oct 17 Emanuel Geibel, writer
  • Oct 23 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
  • Oct 24 John Edwards, American politician (US Representative Arkansas) Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • Oct 29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician and author of Slovak language, born in Uhrovec, Austrian Empire (d. 1856)
  • Oct 31 Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician (theory of functions), born in Ostenfelde, Germany (d. 1897)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 13 Joachim Murat, French soldier, Marshal of France and King of Naples (1808-15), executed by firing squad at 48