What Happened in March 1680

Historical Events

  • Mar 22 Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 20 Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 René Le Bossu, French critic (b. 1631)
  • Mar 17 François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld, French writer of maxims and memoirs, dies at 66

Nicolas Fouquet

Mar 23 Nicolas Fouquet, French politician and Superintendent of Finances (1653-61) who became fabulously wealthy and later imprisoned for maladministration of state funds, dies in jail in Pinerolo at 65