On This Day

What Happened in March 1702

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestAnne Bonny

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

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 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

Person of interestWilliam III

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

King of England William III
King of England
William III