March 1801 in History

Events in History

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

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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
  • Mar 24 Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Deaths in History

  • 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