Historical Events In October - 31
Friday, 01 December 2023
0802 On this day in history empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
0834 On this day in history 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 On October - 31 ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 On October - 31 wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1448 On this day in history johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1485 Coronation of British king Henry VII on this day in history.
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 Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer on October - 31.
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on this day in history.
1556 On October - 31 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1587 Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575 on this day in history.
1596 English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant" on this day in history.
1617 On this day in history laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies
1620 On October - 31 john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 The birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter on October - 31.
1632 Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer) on October - 31.
1634 On October - 31 erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62
1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised on October - 31.
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 Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies on October - 31.
1664 On October - 31 willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51
1705 Clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74) on October - 31.
1723 On this day in history cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1740 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.
1744 On this day in history leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50
1750 On October - 31 leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist on this day in history.
1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer on this day in history.
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred on October - 31.
1761 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary on October - 31.