On This Day

What Happened in March 1647

Historical Events

  • Mar 14 Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • Mar 25 Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 12 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFrederick Henry

Mar 14 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), dies at 63

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry