On This Day

What Happened in March 1675

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 2 Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel

Appointment of Interest

Mar 4 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 17 Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, Polish composer, born in Bruskowo Wielkie (d. 1721)
  • Mar 31 Benedict XIV [Prospero L Lambertini], Italian Pope (1740-58)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1606)