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Deaths in History in October 1817

  • Oct 2 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)

Person of interestTadeusz Kościuszko

Oct 15 Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish-Lithuanian Military Leader and statesman considered a national hero, dies at 71 after falling from a horse, developing a fever and suffering a stroke

Military Leader and Statesman Tadeusz Kościuszko
Military Leader and Statesman
Tadeusz Kościuszko
  • Oct 15 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, dies at 32
  • Oct 16 Manuel C Piar, Curacaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies
  • Oct 26 Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)