March 1702 in History

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Events in History

  • Mar 8 England: Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • Mar 19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
  • Mar 21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate (date of birth is approximate), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1782)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • Mar 25 Pieter Teyler Van der Hulst, Dutch silk merchant (Teyler's Museum)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 8 John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
  • Mar 8 William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
  • Mar 19 Willem III Henry, [Dutch William], king of England/Scot, dies at 51