Historical Events In October - 31
Sunday, 01 October 2023
0802 On this day in history empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
0834 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints on October - 31.
1147 Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090) on this day in history.
1291 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet on this day in history.
1345 On this day in history ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 On October - 31 wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1448 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on October - 31.
1485 On this day in history coronation of British king Henry VII
1517 On this day in history luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
1541 On October - 31 michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel
1541 On October - 31 hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 On October - 31 emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz
1556 On October - 31 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1587 On October - 31 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 this day in history.
1620 On October - 31 john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 On this day in history the birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1632 Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer) on this day in history.
1634 Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on October - 31.
1638 On October - 31 meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
1641 Cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41 on this day in history.
1654 Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on this day in history.
1661 On this day in history mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies
1664 Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51 on October - 31.
1705 On October - 31 clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74)
1723 On October - 31 cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1740 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on October - 31.
1744 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1750 On October - 31 leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
1755 On this day in history jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist
1757 On this day in history ignaz Spangler, composer
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred on October - 31.
1761 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary on October - 31.