October 1806 in history

October 1806 events chronologically

Oct 8 Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
Oct 9 Prussia declares war on France
Oct 17 Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti is assassinated after an oppressive rule
Oct 27 The French Army enters Berlin, following the Battle of Jena–Auerstedt
Oct 30 Believing he is facing a much larger force, Prussian Lieutenant General Friedrich von Romberg, commanding 5,300 men, surrendered the city of Stettin to 800 French soldiers commanded by General Lassalle

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1806

Oct 3 Oliver Cowdery P. Cowdery was, with Joseph Smith, an important participant in the formative period of the Latter Day Saint movement between 1829 and 1836. He became one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon's golden plates, one of the first Latter Day Saint apostles, and the Second Elder of the church
Oct 11 Alexander Karađorđević Prince of Serbia the prince of Serbia between 1842 and 1858. He was a member of the House of Karađorđević
Oct 16 William P. Fessenden an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. Fessenden was a Whig and member of the Fessenden political family. He served in the United States House of Representatives and Senate before becoming Secretary of the Treasury under President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War
Oct 20 George Newbold Lawrence an American businessman and amateur ornithologist.
Oct 25 Max Stirner a German philosopher. He is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, postmodernism, and anarchism, especially of individualist anarchism. Stirner's main work is The Ego and Its Own, also known as The Ego and His Own. This work was first published in 1845 in Leipzig, and has since appeared in numerous editions and translations
Oct 27 Juan Seguín a 19th-century Texas Senator, mayor, judge, and Justice of the Peace and a prominent participant in the Texas Revolution.
Oct 28 Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle a French-Swiss botanist, the son of the Swiss botanist P. de Candolle.

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1806

Oct 9 Benjamin Banneker a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African American woman and a former slave, Banneker had little formal education and was largely self-taught. He is known for being part of a group led by Major Andrew Ellicott that surveyed the borders of the original District of Columbia, the federal capital district of the United States
Oct 17 Jean-Jacques Dessalines a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. Initially regarded as governor-general, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti. He is regarded as a founding father of Haiti
Oct 25 Henry Knox a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, and also served as the first United States Secretary of War.
Oct 26 John Graves Simcoe a British army officer and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796. Then frontier, this was modern-day southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. His bicameral Legislature founded York and was instrumental in introducing institutions such as the courts, trial by jury, English common law, freehold land tenure, and the abolition of slavery. Slavery was ended in Upper Canada long before it was abolished in the British Empire as a whole; by 1810, there were no slaves in Upper Canada, but the Crown did not abolish slavery throughout the Empire until 1834
Oct 28 Charlotte Turner Smith an English Romantic poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility
Oct 31 Utamaro a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints, especially for his portraits of female beauties, or bijin-ga. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects
Oct 31 Sophie Mereau a writer of the German romantic school. Her maiden name was Schubart, but she did most of her work under the married name of Mereau. She also later married a second time, to writer Clemens Brentano, and took her husband's surname as her own