What Happened in March 1796

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 1st National Meeting in the Hague
  • Mar 28 Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church

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Mar 30 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Mar 31 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Egmont" premieres in Weimar

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 24 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 9 French Leader Napoléon Bonaparte (26) marries 1st wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (32), changing her name from Rose

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)
  • Mar 17 Pieter Paulus, lawyer/Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41
  • Mar 19 Stephen Storace, composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 19 Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
  • Mar 22 Gaspare Gabellone, composer, dies at 68