Historical Events In October - 31
Sunday, 02 April 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 On October - 31 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 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on October - 31.
1485 Coronation of British king Henry VII on this day in history.
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation on October - 31.
1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel on this day in history.
1541 On October - 31 hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on October - 31.
1556 John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on October - 31.
1587 Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575 on this day in history.
1596 On this day in history english/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
1617 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies on October - 31.
1620 On October - 31 john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 On October - 31 the birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1632 On October - 31 jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)
1634 On this day in history erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62
1638 On this day in history meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
1641 Cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41 on this day in history.
1654 On October - 31 francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies
1661 Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies on October - 31.
1664 On this day in history willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51
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 On this day in history leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50
1750 On this day in history leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist on this day in history.
1757 On this day in history ignaz Spangler, composer
1759 On October - 31 earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1761 On October - 31 rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary