On This Day

What Happened in March 1619

Historical Events

  • Mar 12 Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Thomas Campion, English physician, composer, poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • Mar 2 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England, dies at 44
  • Mar 13 Richard Burbage, English Shakespearean actor and painter, dies at about 52
  • Mar 20 Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies