On This Day

What Happened in March 1719

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Aert Schouman, Dutch bird/portrait painter
  • Mar 4 George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (d. 1777)
  • Mar 13 John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal, born in Oundle, Northamptonshire (d. 1797)
  • Mar 30 John Hawkins, England, wrote 1st history of music

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 7 Steven J Vennekool, Amsterdam's master builder, buried