On This Day

What Happened in March 1616

Historical Events


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Mar 5 Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus

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Mar 20 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 Malachias Siebenhaar, composer
  • Mar 29 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1655)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Francis Beaumont, Elizabethan playwright, dies (birth date unknown)
  • Mar 8 Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, dies at 41