On This Day

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

Person of interestNicolas 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

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet