On This Day

What Happened in March 1713

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Handel's "Jubilate" first performance in a public rehearsal at St. Paul's Cathedral, London
  • Mar 27 Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 10 Christian Friedrich Schale, German composer (d. 1800)
  • Mar 10 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, born in Wangen (d. 1779)
  • Mar 15 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer who mapped the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, born in Rumigny, France (d. 1762)
  • Mar 21 Francis Lewis, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Mar 25 Jean-Baptiste Canavas, Italian composer and cellist, born in Turin (d. 1784)
  • Mar 29 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 17 Juraj Jánošík, Slovak outlaw-highwayman, executed at 25
  • Mar 26 Paul Esterhazy, Hungarian prince, composer and patron, dies at 77