On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1748

  • Mar 5 William Shield, composer
  • Mar 5 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • Mar 8 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1806)
  • Mar 10 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician