On This Day

What Happened in March 1585

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Johann Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
  • Mar 13 Federico Cesi, Italian naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, 1603, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1630)
  • Mar 16 Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 10 Rembert Dodoens [Rembert Van Joenckema], Flemish physician and botanist, dies at 67