On This Day

What Happened in March 1559

Historical Events

  • Mar 14 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 Jacques d'Auchy, Walloon baptist merchant, executed
  • Mar 16 Anthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)
  • Mar 23 Emperor Gelawdewos of Ethiopia (killed in battle) (b. 1521/1522)
  • Mar 30 Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)