On This Day

What Happened in March 1578

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 10 Queen Elizabeth I of England gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • Mar 17 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Mary's Ascension)
  • Mar 18 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 7 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, niece of Henry VIII and whose son married Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 62
  • Mar 29 Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
  • Mar 29 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (b. 1527)
  • Mar 31 Juan de Escobedo, sec of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered