On This Day

What Happened in March 1702

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 Queen Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland upon death of King William III

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • Mar 19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III [O.S. 8 March]
  • Mar 21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament

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
Anne Bonny
  • Mar 25 Christian Gottlieb Ziegler, composer
  • 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
  • Mar 8 William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
  • Mar 19 William III, William of Orange, King of England and Scotland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies at 51 [O.S. 8 March]