October 1847 in History

Events in History

Historic Invention

Oct 1 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

  • Oct 1 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

Historic Publication

Oct 16 Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane Eyre" published

  • Oct 20 12 year old English boy William Nelman poisons his grandpa with arsenic, would become famous court case

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, born in London (d. 1933)

Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg (1847-1934)

Oct 2 German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia

  • Oct 6 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 1921)
  • Oct 8 Rose Scott, Australian social reformer and suffragette, born in Glendon, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1925)
  • Oct 9 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • Oct 9 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)
  • Oct 22 Koos de la Rey, Boer leader and general in the South African War (1899–1902), born in Winburg, Orange River Sovereignty, British Empire (d. 1914)
  • Oct 31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Livorno Ferraris, Italy (d. 1897)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 7 Alexandre Brongniart, French geologist and mineralogist (arranged geologic formations of the Tertiary Period), dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa