October 1687 in history

Born in October 1687

Oct 14 Robert Simson a Scottish mathematician and professor of mathematics at the University of Glasgow. The pedal line of a triangle is sometimes called the "Simson line" after him
Oct 21 Nicolaus I Bernoulli a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family.
Oct 22 Anton Ulrich Duke of Saxe-Meiningen Duke of Saxe-Meiningen from 1746 to 1763.

Died in October 1687

Oct 13 Geminiano Montanari an Italian astronomer, lens-maker, and proponent of the experimental approach to science.
Oct 18 Pietro Liberi an Italian painter of the Baroque era, active mainly in Venice and the Veneto.
Oct 21 Edmund Waller an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679.