On This Day

What Happened in March 1540

Historical Events

  • Mar 19 Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 4 German Protestant Count Philip of Hessen bigamously marries 2nd wife Margarethe von der Saale, causing a scandal

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 30 Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)