What Happened in March 1821

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Monroe is 1st US president inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
  • Mar 14 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
  • Mar 21 First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
  • Mar 23 Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence.
  • Mar 25 Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
  • Mar 26 Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 12 John Abbott, 3rd Canadian Prime Minister (1891-92), born in Saint-Andre, Quebec (d. 1893)

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • Mar 12 Luitpold von Bayern, Prince-regent of Bayern
  • Mar 14 Jens Worsaae, Denmark, archaeologist
  • Mar 15 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
  • Mar 15 Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
  • Mar 15 Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
  • Mar 16 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • Mar 19 Francis Barretto Spinola, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 19 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1890)

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • Mar 19 William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
  • Mar 23 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)
  • Mar 24 Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne
  • Mar 24 [George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Mar 26 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel)
  • Mar 29 Joshua Thomas Owen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 23 Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 56