October 1857 in history

October 1857 events chronologically

Oct 5 The City of Anaheim, California is founded
Oct 24 Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1857

Oct 2 A. E. Waite a British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer A. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism—viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion."
Oct 9 Ivo Vojnović a Croatian and Serbian writer from Dubrovnik.
Oct 23 Juan Luna a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists
Oct 24 Ned Williamson an American Major League Baseball player for 13 seasons from 1878 until 1890. He played for three different teams: the Indianapolis Blues of the National League for one season, the Chicago White Stockings for 11 seasons, and the Chicago Pirates of the Players' League for one season
Oct 26 Georges Leygues a French politician of the Third Republic. During his time as Minister of Marine he worked with the navy's chief of staff Henri Salaun in unsuccessful attempts to gain naval re-armament priority for government funding over army rearmament such as the Maginot Line
Oct 30 Georges Gilles de la Tourette a French physician and the eponym of Tourette syndrome, a neurological condition. He was born in "the small town of Saint-Gervais-les-Trois-Clochers, in the district of Châtellerault near the city of Loudun, France", and died in Lausanne, Switzerland. He could be retrospectively classified as a neurologist, but the field did not exist in his time
Oct 31 Axel Munthe a Swedish physician and psychiatrist, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work.

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1857

Oct 7 Louis McLane an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware, and Baltimore, Maryland. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a member of the Federalist Party and later the Democratic Party. He served as the U.S. Representative from Delaware, U.S. Senator from Delaware, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Secretary of State, Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom, and President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Oct 9 Josef Ressel an a German Bohemian forester and inventor who designed one of the first working ship's propellers.
Oct 10 George Washington Parke Custis the step-grandson and adopted son of United States President George Washington, and father-in-law of Robert Lee. He spent his large inherited fortune building Arlington House on the Potomac opposite Washington D.C. After his death, the estate was left to the Lee family, but was confiscated after the outbreak of the American Civil War. Later, the confiscation was rescinded, and Congress bought the estate back from the family. The house is now the Robert Lee Memorial and the plantation became Arlington National Cemetery and Fort Myer. He also wrote historical plays about Virginia, a number of patriotic addresses, and a memoir of life in the Washington household
Oct 10 Thomas Crawford (sculptor) best known for his numerous artistic contributions to the United States Capitol.
Oct 14 Johan Christian Dahl Claussen Dahl , often known as C. Dahl or C. Dahl, was a Norwegian artist who is considered the first great romantic painter in Norway, the founder of the "golden age" of Norwegian painting, and one of the great European artists of all time. He is often described as "the father of Norwegian landscape painting" and is regarded as the first Norwegian Painter ever to reach a level of artistic accomplishment comparable to that attained by the greatest European artists of his day. He was also the first acquire genuine fame and cultural renown abroad. As one critic has put it, "J.C. Dahl occupies a central position in Norwegian artistic life of the first half of the 19th century
Oct 28 Louis-Eugène Cavaignac a French general, the second son of Jean-Baptiste Cavaignac and brother of Éléonore Louis Godefroi Cavaignac.
Oct 30 Prince Okropir of Georgia a Georgian prince royal of the Bagrationi Dynasty.