October 1491 in history

Born in October 1491

Oct 23 Ignatius of Loyola a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus and, on 19 April 1541, became its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation. Loyola's devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by absolute obedience to the Pope
Oct 26 Zhengde Emperor the Ming dynasty Emperor of China between 1505–1521. Born Zhu Houzhao, he was the Hongzhi Emperor's eldest son. His era name means "Right virtue" or "Rectification of virtue"

Died in October 1491

Oct 5 Jean Balue a French cardinal and minister of Louis XI.
Oct 12 Fritz Herlen a German artist of the early Swabian school, in the 15th century.