What Happened in March 1801

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Thomas Jefferson is the first US President inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • Mar 7 Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
  • Mar 8 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • Mar 10 First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 14 Henry Addington becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his friend William Pitt the Younger resigns after being unable to persuade King George III of the need for Catholic Emancipation

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington
British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • Mar 24 Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 15 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
  • Mar 21 Maria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1855)
  • Mar 23 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 17 Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 21 Andrea Lucchesi, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Tsar Paul I of Russia (1796-1801) is struck with a sword, strangled, and trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle aged 46
  • Mar 25 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
  • Mar 25 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), dies at 28
  • Mar 28 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66