On This Day

What Happened in March 1663

Historical Events

  • Mar 26 The Quebec Seminary established by François de Montmorency-Laval, First Bishop of New France. North America's first institution of higher learning. [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters, politician, and priest (Church of England Bishop of Rochester, 1713-23), born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • Mar 7 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1745)
  • Mar 16 Nicolas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, born in Troyes (d. 1754)
  • Mar 22 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)