On This Day

What Happened in March 1712

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 8 John Fothergill, English physician, born in Wensleydale, England (d. 1780)
  • Mar 13 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, born in T├╝rkheim an der Wertach (d. 1771)
  • Mar 22 Edward Moore, English dramatist (The Gamester) (d. 1757)
  • Mar 27 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon, born in Lyon, France (d. 1779)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • Mar 28 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and inventor (fire hose; street lighting), dies at 75