On This Day

What Happened in March 1675

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel

King of England William III
King of England
William III

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

1st Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed
1st Astronomer Royal
John Flamsteed

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 17 Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer
  • 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)