On This Day

What Happened in March 1682

Historical Events

  • Mar 19 Assembly of the French clergy issues a declaration stating, among other things, that the power of the King is not subject to papal authority

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 7 Johan Willem, Duke of Ripperda, Dutch political adventurer, born in Oldehove, Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1737)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 10 Jacob van Ruisdael, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 53