On This Day

What Happened in March 1554

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 26 Charles, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader, born in Alençon, France (d. 1611)
  • Mar 27 Eberhard Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1627)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Johann Friedrich, the Generous, Elector of Saxony (1532-47) and Head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), dies at 50