On This Day

What Happened in March 1661

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 25 Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 16 Princess Henrietta of Orange-Nassau (16) weds Philippe of France, Duke of OrlĂ©ans (20)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Richard Zouch, English jurist (b. 1590)
  • Mar 8 Jules Mazarin, Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58
  • Mar 9 Jules "Cardinal" Mazarin, chief minister of France, dies at 58
  • Mar 22 Hendrick Uylenburgh, art dealer, buried at about 73
  • Mar 24 William Leddra becomes the last Quaker to be hanged in Boston, for the crime of returning from banishment