October 1755 in history

Born in October 1755

Oct 2 Hannah Adams a Christian author, born in Medfield, Massachusetts and died in Brookline. She was the first woman in the United States who worked professionally as a writer
Oct 21 Quatremère de Quincy a French armchair archaeologist and architectural theorist, a Freemason, and an effective arts administrator and influential writer on art.
Oct 25 François Joseph Lefebvre a French military commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and one of the original eighteen Marshals of the Empire created by Napoleon.

Died in October 1755

Oct 1 Louis Auguste Prince of Dombes a grandson of Louis XIV of France and of his maîtresse-en-titre Françoise-Athénaïs de Montespan. He was a member of the legitimised House of Bourbon-Maine
Oct 4 Samuel von Cocceji a German official from the Electorate of the Palatinate who served Brandenburg-Prussia. He was the son of Heinrich von Cocceji
Oct 4 Georg Christian Fürst von Lobkowitz an Austrian Generalfeldmarschall.
Oct 16 Gerard Majella C.Ss.R. was an Italian lay brother of the Congregation of the Redeemer, better known as the Redemptorists, who is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church. His intercession is sought for children, unborn children, women in childbirth, mothers, expectant mothers, motherhood, falsely accused people, good confessions, lay brothers and Muro Lucano, Italy
Oct 28 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier a French baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas, opéra-ballets, and vocal music. Boismortier was one of the first composers to have no patrons: having obtained a royal license for engraving music in 1724, he made enormous sums of money by publishing his music for sale to the public