What Happened in March 1731

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Mission San Francisco de la Espada, first of the San Antonio missions, reestablished by Spanish missionaries on the bank of the San Antonio River [1]
  • Mar 16 Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
  • Mar 24 Jerome (aka Hieronimus) de Salis naturalised as British by Act of Parliamentary.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 7 Jean-Louis Laruette, French musician and composer of comic opera, born in Paris, France (d. 1792)
  • Mar 11 Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor and carver of the Baroque era, dies at 42
  • Mar 15 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician, dies at 75