On This Day

What Happened in March 1720

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 9 Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (d. 1790)
  • Mar 13 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer, born in Geneva (d. 1793)
  • Mar 22 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Pieter van Flowers, Flemish painter, buried at 63
  • Mar 8 Georg Bronner, German composer and organist, dies at 53