On This Day

What Happened in March 1717

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England
  • Mar 31 A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 26 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, Spanish theorist and composer, born in Las Herencias, Toledo, Spain (d. 1779)
  • Mar 31 Florian Wrastill, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
  • Mar 19 John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Scottish royalist