On This Day

What Happened in March 1649

Historical Events

  • Mar 11 The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.

Famous Birthdays

John Trenchard

Mar 30 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, born in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset (d. 1695)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 9 James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman, dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier, executed at 58
  • Mar 16 St. Jean de Br├ębeuf, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
  • Mar 17 Gerardus Johannis Vossius [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1610)
  • Mar 19 Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)

John Winthrop

Mar 26 John Winthrop, Puritan & 1st Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 61