What Happened in March 1697

Historical Events

  • Mar 10 Tsar Peter the Great begins a tour of Western Europe
  • Mar 20 Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 9 Friederike C Neuber, German actress/author (Allerkostbarste Schatz)
  • Mar 30 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Francesco Redi, Italian physician (b. 1626)
  • Mar 25 Hendrik Casimir II, King of Nassau-Dietzstadhouder, dies
  • Mar 26 Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician and murderer (executed) (b. 1640)
  • Mar 27 Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate (b. 1603)
  • Mar 29 Nikolaus Bruhns, composer, dies