On This Day

What Happened in March 1749

Famous Birthdays

Comte de Mirabeau

Mar 9 Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, French revolutionary (influential member of the National Constituent Assembly), born in Le Bignon, France (d. 1791)

  • Mar 10 Lorenzo Da Ponte [Emanuele Conegliano], Italian-American librettist (Don Giovanni), poet, and libertine priest, born in Ceneda, Republic of Venice (now Vittorio Veneto, Italy) (d. 1838)
  • Mar 19 Princess Louisa Anne of Wales (d. 1768)
  • Mar 23 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, German composer (d. 1802)
  • Mar 23 Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), born in Beaumount-en-Auge, Normandy, France (d. 1827)
  • Mar 24 Bernard Jumentier, French composer, primarily of sacred music, born in Lèves, France (d. 1829)
  • Mar 26 William Blount, American statesman and signer of United States Constitution, born in Windsor, North Carolina (d. 1800)