On This Day

What Happened in March 1711

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Mar 1 Richard Steele and Joseph Addison publish the 1st edition of "The Spectator" in London to "enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality"

  • Mar 8 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Peregrinus Pogl, German composer, born in Sandau (d. 1788)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 13 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic, dies at 74
  • Mar 15 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • Mar 19 Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)