On This Day

What Happened in March 1696

Historical Events

  • Mar 7 English King William III departs Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • Mar 13 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French marshal and statesman, 3rd Duke of Richilieu, born in Paris (d. 1788)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 Jean Domat, French jurist, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • Mar 25 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Prince of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (1664-96), dies at 39