On This Day

What Happened in March 1746

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Jacobite troops leave Aberdeen
  • Mar 8 Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
  • Mar 8 André Michaux, French botanist, born in Satory, France (d. 1802)
  • Mar 13 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, born in Svitavy, Czech Republic (d. 1799)
  • Mar 17 Jan David Holland, composer
  • Mar 27 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, born in Ranoldsberg, Upper Bavaria (d. 1781)
  • Mar 27 Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican attorney and father of emperor Napoleon, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, Republic of Genoa (d. 1785)
  • Mar 27 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (Elegy written in Spring), born in Portmoak, Kinross-shire, Scotland (d. 1767)
  • Mar 30 Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia (b. 1718)
  • Mar 20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (b. 1656)