On This Day

What Happened in March 1702

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 8 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)

Anne Bonny

Mar 8 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate (date of birth is approximate), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1782)

  • Mar 25 Christian Gottlieb Ziegler, German composer, born in Pulsnitz, Saxony
  • Mar 25 Pieter Teyler Van der Hulst, Dutch silk merchant (Teyler's Museum)
  • Mar 27 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, born in Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany (d. 1762)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69

William III

Mar 8 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies of pneumonia at 51