On This Day

What Happened in March 1741

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
  • Mar 9 British fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 13 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90), born in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (d. 1790)
  • Mar 20 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
  • Mar 28 Johann Andre, German composer, born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 17 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
  • Mar 31 Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, dies at 72