04 Oct is in October.
In 1043 Coventry Priory was founded by Leofric Earldorman Mercia and Godgifu aka Lady Godiva. It was consecrated on 04 Oct 1043 by Archbishop Eadsige. Among the witnesses to this foundation charter were Edward the Confessor (age 40), the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishops of Worcester and Lichfield, the abbots of Winchcombe and Pershore, and the earls Godwin (age 42), Harold (age 21), Siward (age 33), and Ordgar.
On 04 Oct 1190 King Richard "Lionheart" I of England (age 33) attacked and captured Messina.
On 04 Oct 1290 John Dampierre Bishop Metz Bishop Liège (age 40) died.
Before 04 Oct 1379 John I King Castile (age 21) and Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Castile (age 21) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort Castile. She the daughter of Peter IV King Aragon (age 60) and Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon. He the son of Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile and Juana Manuel. They were third cousin once removed.
Chronicle of Gregory 1445. 04 Oct 1445. Ande that same yere there was a pechyng i-made uppon the Erle of Ormounde (age 52) by the pryour of Kylmayn (age 24)1 for certayne poyntys of treson, the whyche was takyn in to the kyngys grace, where uppon hyt lykyd oure soverayne lorde (age 23) to graunte a generalle pardon unto the sayde Erle (age 52). But nevyrtheles the sayde pryour (age 24) appayryde in Smethefylde [Map] the iiij day of the monythe of October, as hyt was apoyntyde, fulle clenly harnyssyd, redy whythe alle hys fetys and whythe alle hys wepyns, kepynge the fylde tylle hyghe none.
On 04 Oct 1581 Henry Wriothesley 2nd Earl of Southampton (age 36) died. His son Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl of Southampton (age 7) succeeded 3rd Earl of Southampton 2C 1547. His wardship was sold by the Queen to her kinsman, Charles, Lord Howard of Effingham (age 45), for £1000. Howard then transferred his wardship to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley (age 61).NOTEXT
On 04 Oct 1633 John Paulet 5th Marquess Winchester (age 35) and Honora Burke Marchioness Winchester (age 28) were married. She by marriage Marchioness Winchester. She the daughter of Richard Burke 4th Earl Clanricarde 1st Earl St Albans (age 61) and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex. He the son of William Paulet 4th Marquess Winchester and Lucy Cecil Marchioness Winchester.
On 04 Oct 1646 Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel 4th Earl Surrey 1st Earl Norfolk (age 61) died. His son Henry Howard 22nd Earl Arundel 5th Earl Surrey 2nd Earl Norfolk (age 38) succeeded 22nd Earl Arundel Sussex, 5th Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 2nd Earl Norfolk 5C 1644, 12th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 12th Baron Arundel 1C 1377, 15th Baron Mowbray 1C 1129, 16th Baron Segrave 1C 1283. Elizabeth Stewart Countess Arundel and Norfolk (age 36) by marriage Countess Arundel Sussex, Countess Norfolk, Countess Norfolk.NOTEXT
Pepy's Diary. 04 Oct 1665. This night comes Sir George Smith to see me at the office, and tells me how the plague is decreased this week 740, for which God be praised! but that it encreases at our end of the town still, and says how all the towne is full of Captain Cocke's (age 48) being in some ill condition about prize-goods, his goods being taken from him, and I know not what. But though this troubles me to have it said, and that it is likely to be a business in Parliament, yet I am not much concerned at it, because yet I believe this newes is all false, for he would have wrote to me sure about it.
On 04 Oct 1693 Charles Schomberg 2nd Duke Schomberg (age 48) fought for Spain and Savoy at Marsaglia during the Battle of Marsaglia: Spain and Savoy.
Caroline Anne Julie Campbell: She was born to Colin Campbell. On 20 Oct 1812 George Cholmondeley 2nd Marquess Cholmondeley (age 20) and she were married at Gibraltar. He the son of George Cholmondeley 1st Marquess Cholmondeley (age 63) and Georgina Charlotte Bertie Marchioness Cholmondeley (age 51).
On 04 Oct 1849 John George Brabazon Ponsonby 5th Earl Bessborough (age 39) and Caroline Amelia Gordon-Lennox Countess Bessborough (age 30) were married. She by marriage Countess Bessborough. She the daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox 5th Duke Richmond (age 58) and Caroline Paget Duchess Richmond (age 53). He the son of John Ponsonby 4th Earl Bessborough and Maria Fane. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.
On 04 Oct 1851 George William Stafford-Jerningham 8th Baron Stafford (age 80) died. His son Henry Valentine Stafford-Jerningham 9th Baron Stafford (age 49) succeeded 9th Baron Stafford 5C 1640, 8th Baronet Jerningham of Cossey.
On 04 Oct 1857 Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 5th and 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam (age 71) died. His son William Thomas Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 6th and 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (age 41) succeeded 6th Earl Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, 8th Baron Fitzwilliam of Liffer in Donegal. Frances Harriet Douglas Countess Fitzwilliam by marriage Countess Fitzwilliam.
On 04 Oct 1861 Archibald William Montgomerie 13th Earl Eglinton (age 49) died.
On 04 Oct 1870 Clotworthy Skeffington 11th Viscount Massereene, 5th Viscount Ferrard (age 27) and Florence Elizabeth Whyte-Melville Viscountess Massereene and Ferrard were married.
On 04 Oct 1883 Ernest William Becket 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (age 26) and Lucy Tracy Lee were married.
On 04 Oct 1957 Clarence Bruce 3rd Baron Aberdare (age 72) died in a car accident. He and his wife Griselda Hervey Baroness Aberdare were returning from Yugoslavia where he had attended the 53rd Session of the International Olympic Committe in Sofia, as part of their honeymoon. Their car left the road near Risan and fell into the sea. He was drowned, his wife injured.
Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce 4th Baron Aberdare (age 38) succeeded 4th Baron Aberdare of Duffryn in Glamorganshire.
On 04 Oct 1973 Walter Scott 8th Duke Buccleuch 10th Duke Queensberry (age 78) died. His son Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott 9th Duke Buccleuch 11th Duke Queensberry (age 50) succeeded 9th Duke Buccleuch, 11th Duke Queensberry, 9th Earl Doncaster, 9th Baron Scott of Tynedale. Jane McNeill Duchess of Buccleuch (age 43) by marriage Duchess Buccleuch.