On This Day

What Happened in March 1679

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 18 Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 16 John Leverett, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)
  • Mar 26 Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (b. 1621)
  • Mar 27 Abraham Mignon, Dutch still life painter, dies at 38