What Happened in March 1757

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Historical Events

  • Mar 14 On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres".
  • Mar 17 Prince Mas Saïd of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Ignaz Malzat, composer
  • Mar 16 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
  • Mar 27 Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)
  • Mar 8 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, dies at 55
  • Mar 14 John Byng, English Admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca
  • Mar 20 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 27 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, composer, dies at 39