On This Day

What Happened in March 1753

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 9 Jean-Baptiste Kl├ęber, French general, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1800)
  • Mar 26 Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (Royal Institution of Great Britain), born in Woburn, Massachusetts (d. 1814)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Gerhardus Havingha, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 12 George Berkeley, philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday