Historical Events In October - 31
Saturday, 04 April 2020
0802 Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out on October - 31.
0834 On October - 31 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints
1147 On this day in history robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)
1291 On this day in history philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
1345 Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) on October - 31.
1424 On October - 31 wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1448 On October - 31 johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1485 Coronation of British king Henry VII on October - 31.
1517 On October - 31 luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
1541 On October - 31 michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel
1541 On this day in history hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on October - 31.
1556 On October - 31 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1587 On this day in history leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
1596 English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant" on October - 31.
1617 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies on October - 31.
1620 On this day in history john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 On October - 31 the birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1632 On this day in history jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)
1634 On October - 31 erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62
1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised on this day in history.
1641 On this day in history cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41
1654 Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on this day in history.
1661 Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies on October - 31.
1664 Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51 on October - 31.
1705 Clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74) on October - 31.
1723 On October - 31 cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1740 On this day in history william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1744 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 on October - 31.
1750 On this day in history leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist on October - 31.
1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer on this day in history.
1759 On October - 31 earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1761 On this day in history rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary