On This Day

What Happened in March 1574

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • Mar 7 John Wilbye, English madrigal composer, born in Brome, Suffolk (d. 1638)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 5 Philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies