On This Day

What Happened in March 1721

Historical Events

  • Mar 9 British Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower

Music History

Mar 24 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt

  • Mar 27 France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 19 Tobias Smollett, Scottish writer, baptized

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 12 Jan Luyts, Dutch physicist and mathematician, dies at 65
  • Mar 16 James Craggs the Elder, English politician (b. 1657)
  • Mar 19 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian pope (ruled 1700-21), dies at 71