On This Day

What Happened in March 1661

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 10 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

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, dies at 71
  • 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, Dutch art dealer who launched Rembrandt and others, buried at about 73
  • Mar 24 William Leddra becomes the last Quaker to be hanged in Boston, for the crime of returning from banishment