On This Day

What Happened in March 1609

Historical Events

  • Mar 12 Bermuda becomes an English colony

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Mar 25 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Company to find a passage to Asia

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 16 Michael Franck, German composer and baker, born in Schleusingen (d. 1667)
  • Mar 18 Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (1648-70), born in Haderslev, Denmark (d. 1670)
  • Mar 22 John II Casimir Vasa [Jan Kazimierz], King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1648-68), born in Krak√≥w, Poland (d. 1672)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 25 Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)