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 This day in History - October 24
362 Historic Events for October 24
996

Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58

Death
1492

24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany

Event
1521

Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57

Death
1531

Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union

Event
1537

Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, dies

Death
1579

Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51

Death
1596

-26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary and Germany

Event
1601

Tycho Brahe, astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

Death
1607

John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver

Birth
1632

Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)

Birth
1648

Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war and Holy Roman Empire

Event
1648

Switzerland's independence recognized

Event
1649

Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89

Death
1655

Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63

Death
1656

Treaty of Vilnius: Russia and Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant

Event
1667

Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried

Death
1679

Barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66

Death
1681

Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

Event
1739

Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbttel, duchess of Saxony-Weimar

Birth
1785

Jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64

Death
1788

Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Birth
1789

Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69

Death
1789

Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer

Birth
1789

Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-6)

Birth
1789

Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68

Death