On This Day

What Happened in March 1602

Historical Events

  • Mar 20 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Kanō Tan'yū [Kanō Morinobu], Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), born in Kyōto, Japan (d. 1674)
  • Mar 18 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)
  • Mar 29 John Lightfoot, English theologist and scholar (Horae Hebraicae), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 1675)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 11 Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian composer
  • Mar 22 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (Communion of St. Jerome), dies at 44