On This Day

What Happened in March 1699

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 Jews are expelled from L├╝beck, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 23 John Bartram, naturalist and explorer, father of American botany, born near Darby, Pennsylvania (d. 1777)
  • Mar 25 Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (Antonio e Cleopatra), baptized in Bergedorf, Germany (d. 1873)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 12 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, dies at 63