On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1834

  • Mar 4 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
  • Mar 6 George du Maurier, Franco-British illustrator and writer (Trilby), born in Paris, France (d. 1896)
  • Mar 16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)

Person of interestGottlieb Daimler

Mar 17 Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor, designed 1st motorcycle, born in Schorndorf, Kingdom of W├╝rttemberg (d. 1900)

Engineer and inventor Gottlieb Daimler
Engineer and inventor
Gottlieb Daimler
  • Mar 20 Charles William Elliot, President of Harvard (1869-1909), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 22 Francis Asbury Shoup, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Mar 23 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), born in Hausneindorf, Germany (d. 1858)
  • Mar 24 John Wesley Powell, American geologist/explorer/ethnologist
  • Mar 24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist