On This Day

What Happened in March 1561

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 29 Santorio Sanctorius, Venetian physiologist and physician (invented thermometer), born in Venice (d. 1636)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal, dies at 41
  • Mar 25 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)