Historical Events in March 1808

  • Mar 2 The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh.
  • Mar 6 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
  • Mar 7 Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro

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Mar 23 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Mar 26 Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
  • Mar 27 Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
  • Mar 31 French created Kingdom of Westphalia orders Jews to adopt family names