On This Day

What Happened in March 1747

Famous Birthdays

Casimir Pulaski

Mar 6 Casimir Pulaski, Polish Military Leader, known as "the father of American cavalry', born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1779) [some source give date as March 4]

  • Mar 31 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (The Moon Has Risen), born in L√ľneburg, Germany (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 9 Jacob Campo Weyerman, Dutch painter and writer active during the Dutch Enlightenment, dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1690)
  • Mar 23 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675)