What Happened in March 1793

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 French troops conquer Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
  • Mar 4 Washington's 2nd inauguration as US President, shortest speech (133 words)
  • Mar 5 French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.
  • Mar 18 Second Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
  • Mar 18 The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
  • Mar 26 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)

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Mar 2 Sam Houston, American politician (brought Texas into the United States), born in Rockbridge County, Virginia

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
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Sam Houston
  • Mar 3 Charles Sealsfield [Carl Anton Postl], Austrian-American writer, born in Popice u Znojma, Moravia (d. 1864)
  • Mar 3 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, born in London, England (d. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Karl Lachmann, German philologist (d. 1851)
  • Mar 6 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer
  • Mar 11 Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist
  • Mar 12 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer
  • Mar 28 Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
  • Mar 4 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • Mar 20 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (b. 1705)
  • Mar 21 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer, dies at 51
  • Mar 26 John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)