On This Day

What Happened in March 1709

Historical Events

  • Mar 27 Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Josef Antonin Gurecky, Czech composer, born in PÅ™erov (d. 1769)
  • Mar 10 Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62
  • Mar 9 Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat, dies at 70