On This Day

What Happened in March 1683

Historical Events

  • Mar 31 Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and King John III Sobieski of Poland sign a covenant against Turkey, beginning of the Holy League

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, wife of King George II of Great Britain, born in Ansbach, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1737)
  • Mar 1 Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (1697-1706), born at Urgelling Monastry (d. 1706)
  • Mar 11 Giovanni Veneziano, composer
  • Mar 13 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1744)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 19 Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (b. 1612)
  • Mar 29 Yaoya Oshichi, a young girl burned at the stake for arson in 17th Century Japan (b. 1667)